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Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, proclaims the story of Oedipus, an unfortunate prince of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta. Her first marriage with King Laius, one might say, was a pretty good one until the prophecy came forth that his son will murder him. That prophecy triggered Jocasta and Laius to bind their child's ankles and send him off to a mountainside to die. Study shows that in ancient Greece, it was common to abandon unwanted children rather than kill them. This way, the child's Fate was in the hands of the gods, and the parent was not considered directly responsible for its death. However, that did not work out for the two. In the midst of him going to send Oedipus off, the Herdsman gave him to someone from Korinth where he took Oedipus. This essay will argue that the theme of Fate is throughout the plot. Fate transpires when Oedipus sends Kreon, Jocasta's brother, to Phoibos at Delphi, to find the doom of Thebes and how to save Thebes of the plague the people are suffering with. Oedipus says I acted at once. I sent Creon, my wife's brother, to Phiobos at Delphi to learn what I might

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