Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus is a tragic play that discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. In Greek mythology, oracles or gods are rarely wrong in their predictions of the future. Yet Oedipus still tries to fight the predictions. Is Oedipus' downfall due to an error in judgement or his lack of control over his destiny? I believe that Oedipus never really has any control over his
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Save your reproaches," (p.26) to " Oedipus: ůSin in blood!" (p.27). His destiny has finally brought him his downfall and blindness.
Oedipus, like many other ancient Greek characters, is destined to fail before he is born. Uncontrollable fate is a fact in the play. Every intention Oedipus tries to escape from his destiny could only bring him his downfall. Oedipus has no control over his destiny and his life is a blue print sketched by gods.