Literary Analysis of Oedipus the King

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One of the most long lasting questions throughout all of time is whether or not humans have free will or have lives that are predestine by some higher power. This idea of predestination is seen in the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. In this play the character Oedipus goes to an oracle to hear his feature but when he doesn't like what he hears he try's to stop it by fleeing the situation when in reality he was actually walking right into it. In Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles portrays his main idea of predestination through the use of discovery and reversal.

The first major character who goes through a reversal in this play is Oedipus' mother and wife Jocaste. Throughout most of this play Jocaste doesn't belive in sooth

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