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Surname1 Student’s Name Course Code Instructor’s Name Due Date Fate in Oedipus the King Quite sad in life is the fact that there exist moments over which we have no control over. Times when powers beyond our own reign supreme availing realities never imagined by any of the parties involved. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus and other characters find themselves subject to fate. Always succumbing to the directions and powers of oracles, of which some existed before the subjects were born. The play classically elucidates the reality of fate overpowering human will and desires. Over and over, Oedipus the king, who is the main character, expresses a desire to live in a different way but ends up living in the same paths that he desires not to. This essay draws examples and scenarios from the play to prove that fate and not any failing in character is responsible for destiny. Setting out to fight fate is an act in futility. Laius who is the king when he receives a son, consults the oracle. His good intentions dictate to him that it is culturally wise to hear what the

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