Oedipus the King

A short analysis of this Greek play by Sophocles.

This paper discusses the theme of fate in “Oedipus the King” by the ancient Greek playwright, Sophocles. The paper discusses the storyline of the play and the messages promoted by this work.
“The blind soothsayer, Tiresias, also tries to thwart fate. When Oedipus asks him who killed Laius, he answers that he knew but wished he did not. Finally he wrings the truth out of the old blind man, and is outraged at what he hears. He cannot believe it could be true, and so assumes that his brother in law Creon and Tiresias are plotting to overthrow him. Once again, Oedipus is avoiding his fate.”

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