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Laius a character from the story Oedipus the King and The Wicked Queen a character from the story Little Snow-White both share the same fear that their one and only child would take over their lives when they grow up This conspiracy of theirs relates to the oedipal conflict theory that a boy would kill or try to get rid of his own father in order to be with his mother That is what Laius thought would happen with his son Oedipus so he sent his son off to another village where thinking that Oedipus would die or never come back unfortunately what he feared happened later on in the when Oedipus had grown up Similar to The Wicked Queen who sent her daughter out to the woods to be killed by a hunter just so that she can be fairest of all but of course it never happened her daughter lived and became fairest of all Out of anxiety that their children might take over the most valuable thing in their lives both parents try to kill their child hoping it would eliminate their anxiety Laius lived in a society at a time when all the people believed was what a prophet told them The prophet would somehow communicate with one of the gods and tell the people After Laius had his son Oedipus a prophet informed him that his son would kill him and marry his wife when his son gets older Lauis of course had no doubt that what the prophet said was true because the prophet communicated with Apollo the god of truth and light The Wicked Queen knew that she could not be fairest of all unless she kills her daughter Snow-White Both Laius and The Wicked Queen were informed that the only way they could prevent what they were told would happen from happening is by killing their children Yet of course no person has the ability to
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