Oedipus paper.pdf - Lenhart 1 Livy Lenhart Ms Meeuwse\/Mr Nebbia Modern Western Thought Development 26 October 2017 Oedipus The book \u200bOedipus The

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Lenhart 1 Livy Lenhart Ms. Meeuwse/Mr. Nebbia Modern Western Thought & Development 26 October 2017 Oedipus The book Oedipus The King , by Sophocles tells a story about an adopted king whose life was disrupted by Apollo's prophecies. Sophocles tries to create feelings of sympathy towards the main character, Oedipus. Humans ought to feel sympathy for people whose tragedy is not their own fault. Oedipus’ life was not his choice and it was doomed from the beginning. Additionally, the god Apollo wanted to make Oedipus’ life horrible. Oedipus had no control over his fate. Despite the fact that Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, he had no idea what he was really doing at the time. The book Oedipus the King does effectively inspire sympathy for people whose tragedy isn’t their fault. Oedipus’ life was not his choice. His life was doomed from the beginning. Oedipus was once given a prophecy that predicted some awful things for his future. There was an oracle once that came to Laius,-/ I will not say that it was Phoebus’ own,/ but it was from his servants- and it told him/ that it was fate that he should die a victim/ at the hands of his own son, a son to be born/ of Laius and me… So Apollo/ failed to fulfill
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