Oedipus Rex Finds Away To Discover His Past Uca Essay

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DaShaun Green
Intro Drama
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex is story about a king who fulfils the prophecy of killing his father, Laius, and marries his mother, Jocasta.
First, Oedipus is determined to discover who he is, just like any person other ordinary person would. He is presented with a problem. Exploring the reason behind the problem to sets his mind free and he tries to feels relief. He knows exactly what is causing the problem and having to escape a prediction is only easy in theory. Oedipus cannot accept things as they are and by investigating his past, he is his own worst enemy by destroying his relationships and himself. When he was a young man he heard that his parents were not his real paternal parents, from the oracle. He believed that his adopted parents were his real parents so he moved to Thebes so he would not fulfill what the oracle had predicted as his fate. Oedipus was a character that had a certain way of feeling sure of his self. Many people act this way, but this are the same kind of people that spend their time searching for the truth about themselves. I believe that his pride was his biggest character flaw and because of this, he ends up killing a man. He feels that he has to take responsibility for his actions even though he had no control over them and fate was to blame. The Greeks believed in the idea that personality of the individual greatly affected his or her life. Their personality was what decides their own free will. A wise man will make good decisions in his life and an ignorant and stubborn man won't be so fortunate. The character traits of a person have a certain positive or negative affect on the choices that he or she makes. For Oedipus, one of these attributes was the desire for knowledge and truth about his own existence. This driving force in the play led to the truth of his origin. His free will is tied in with this. His free will is based on his drive for knowledge. Yet many aspects could have been avoiding with extensive research about his background from his adoptive parents, ...


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