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Fate and Freewill in Oedipus Rex

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Noah Rea

on 18 November 2014

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Transcript of Fate and Freewill in Oedipus Rex

Fate and Free Will in Oedipus Rex
Plot Structure:
Establishes the unavoidable outcome of the tragedy
Triggers events that lead up to outcome

Theme:
Fate is inevitable
Prophecy is carried out in spite of Oedipus's efforts, which actually bring about his fate

Crossroads
Plot Structure:
Symbolizes course of action that Oedipus decides to take
Oedipus recklessly kills Laius
Leads to completion of prophecy

Theme:
Oedipus fulfills the first part of the prophecy through his free will
Pursuit of Knowledge
Plot Structure:
Oedipus does not heed the advice of others to cease his investigation of Laius's murder
This decision results in his discovery of the truth

Theme:
Oedipus learns that he unknowingly fulfilled the prophecy, cementing his downfall

Conclusion
Motifs: Prophecy, Crossroads, Pursuit of Knowledge
Prophecy
Motif
Plot Structure
Theme
Fate is inevitable, yet free will determines how fate will unfold.
Plot Structure: Oedipus's attempts to avoid fate only ensure that it ensues
Theme: Fate is inevitable, yet free will determines how fate will unfold
"You are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring / a breed of children into the light no man can bear to see— / you will kill your father, the one who gave you life!" (873-875)
"Laius, / so the report goes at least, was killed by strangers, / thieves, at a place where three roads meet..." (788-790)
"I must know it all, / must see the truth at last." (1169-1170)
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