Fate in Oedipus rex

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Dennis Terrey Period Two English IV AP Through Sophocles’ use of foreshadowing in the play Oedipus Rex, certain truths are revealed to the reader, such as the fact that a lack of respect for fate can eventually bring on a person’s downfall, by driving them to delusion. Oedipus is looked up to by all his kingdom at the opening of the play, only to be thwarted by his own lack of intelligence-- and more …

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…only listened to any of the admonitions provided him. These thoughts are so provoking that the former king is pushed to lacerate his own eyes. He goes to such lengths as to banish himself. Through Sophocles’ use of foreshadowing in the play Oedipus Rex, certain truths are revealed to the reader, such as the fact that a lack of respect for fate can eventually bring on a person’s downfall, by driving them to delusion.