Unformatted text preview: Oedipus sets out to do this he ends up back where he started. When the Oracle said he was going to kill his father and marry his mother he in the end does. Oedipus tried to beat his future by avoiding his real parents. At the end of the story though Oedipus ends up going back to his original parents and ends up doing what the oracle said he would do. In the end Oedipus couldn’t escape his own destiny. To me this is what the theme is about, not being able to avoid your own destiny. As Oedipus found out he couldn’t escape his future he ended up gouging his eyes out. To me this story was kind of weird, but I liked it. It was interesting to me, and I had a good time reading it....
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- Spring '08
- English, English-language films, American films, Delphi oracle