Journal 7 for english - Oedipus sets out to do this he ends...

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Dana Killam 3/30/08 Journal #7 The play “Oedipus the King” was sort of a shocking story to me. I believe I have read this before, but to me it was twisted. The beginning of the story always played a factor in to what was going to happen in the end. When the Delphi Oracle said that Oedipus was going to kill his father and marry his mother, I was a bit shocked by this. As the story went on and there is a plague on the city of Thebes, Oedipus goes out to find out who the killer was. He goes and saves the city by answering the riddle correctly. He goes back and is the hero for saving the city, becomes the king, and then marries the recently widowed queen. When there is another plague that strikes the city the Delphi Oracle says the only way to lift the plague is to find and get rid of the killer of the former king. As
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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 couldnt 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 couldnt 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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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ENGLISH 115-20 taught by Professor Sprague during the Spring '08 term at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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