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Guzman 1Jennifer GuzmanAnneliese White ENGL-2331-20Z127 Sept. 18The Fate of Oedipus Fate is the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. This theme is frequently found in literature and a perfect example of this would be the play of Oedipus the King. This is because the play of Oedipus the King shows us that no matter how far we try to stray away from what is meant to happen it will end up happening anyways. Oedipus is a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta. This is carefully done throughout the play by the author setting up a plot which has a twist on it that shows us that no matter how hard Oedipus tried running away from what was already predetermined he still wound up completing his prophecy. In the play, Oedipus tries to flee away from his spoken future which says that he will kill his father, lay with the women that gave birth to him, and have incest children. Because of this heends up moving away and tries to escape his fate setting up the theme. The fact that Oedipus does this and still fails shows us how we can’t run away from what is predestined for us.