Assignment 2 Oedipus

Assignment 2 Oedipus - Kosta Leontarakis ENWR 106 College...

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Kosta Leontarakis ENWR 106 College Writing II: Writing and Literary Study Prof. L. DiFabio 1/26/08 Submitted 1/29/08 Sophocles’ Oedipus and The Dilemma Of The Free Will Do you believe you have a destiny? What is exactly is fate? These are fundamental questions that require some critical thinking. Destiny can be defined as, “the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events. (Dictionary.com)” Fate is described as, “something that unavoidably befalls a person. (Dictionary.com)” In the tragedies Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, some argue that we see an example of destiny and fate. The key argument that has recurred in these stories is whether or not Oedipus was a victim of an unavoidable fate, or a product of his own choices. There are several different interpretations of these myths and famous philosophers such as Freud have analyzed what the true meaning of “The Oedipus Rex Complex” really is. I personally feel that when it comes to destiny, some people wait for it and others make
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