Oedipus Rex

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Would Oedipus have been better off if he was blind to the knowledge of his birth and the fate which was foretold to someday befall him? His life would have been a far easier path had he never known about his true origins. Without the burden of this knowledge life in Corinth would have been long and prosperous, and Thebes would have lived on under King Laius. In fact, everyone would have been better in …

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…trusted the seer’s prophecies and sent Oedipus away to be left to die, attempting to change his fate. Oedipus grew and learned of his future and, thus, he tried to change it. On his journey to another city he killed his father. He answered the riddle to the Sphinx and was appointed king of Thebes, marrying his mother, Queen Jocasta. Oedipus characteristic flaws brought his horrible demise. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** it wasn't required for us