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In Sophocless play Oedipus Rex Oedipus Even though fate seems to determine Oedipus life he does infact have a free will His choices brought the prophecy to life Only his decisions not influenced by anybody he made Of course those decisions were in side of the limits set by fate When Oedipus heard a prophesy that his going to kill his father and sleep with his mother he ran away even when he new there were suspicions of him being the real son of his parents There some lines from the play There was a man dining with us one day who had too much wine and man shouted at me-half drunk and shouting that I was not rightly called my fathers son Without my parents knowledge I went to Delphi but Apollo did not say what I had gone to hear Instead he answered questions I had not asked and told of horror and misery beyond believe - how I would know my mothers bad and cause the death of my own father The prophecy drove the Oedipus away from home the terror of the predictions was too much to live with Oedipus tried everything not to meet the prophecy and still when he came to Thebes and became a king Oedipus married an older lady It was his choice even when he knew there was a danger of him to know mothers bad he made it Oedipus quest for truth was his choice When the Teiresias tried not to reveal the truth The Oedipus was the one who made the priest to talk This city gave you life and yet you refuse to answer You speak as if you were her enemy For Gods sake if you know dont turn away from us We are pleading We are begging you You will not tell You monster You could stir the stones of earth to a burning rage You will newer tell What
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