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The play Oedipus the king by Sophocles displays how a person cannot escape fate It doesnt matter what decisions are made it will all benefit towards the destined situation that was already planned out before their own birth Oedipus made decisions in his life and didnt know that he was part of a prophecy but no matter what he did or who tried to get in his way the prophecy was fulfilled Oedipus had been living a lie and was happy with that life but in the end he found out that truth and realized the truth really hurts He had to accept his fate and live with his embarrassment and shame There was one thing Oedipus didnt realize maybe there was something going wrong with his plan to stay away from the parents he loved so much Oedipus knew of the prophecy that had been said before he was even born The prophet itself would be shameful if it were to happen to anyone Oedipus revealed his fate to a messenger telling him I am destined to mate with my mother and shed my fathers blood with my own hands Page 69 The prophecy was suppose to come true at any cost Oedipus learns at this point that the man he thought was his father really wasnt The messenger had told Oedipus that he gave him to Polybus the man Oedipus thought was his father because Polybus was childless The fate that was set forth upon Oedipus was becoming clearer in his head that maybe the prophecy had come true and he wasnt sure He needed more proof than what was said by the messenger He could have believed that there isnt any way possible that he could be living such a wonderful if the prophecy had came true The thought that marrying your own mother and killing your very own father would hurt someone for the rest of their life and
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