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Oedipus and the Role of Prophecies

Summary: Sophocles' three plays of The Oedipus Cycle demonstrate the many means of fate the roles that prophecies play in life. A parallel can be drawn between Oedipus' life and those of human beings in general, the most evident correlations of which are the understanding of one's fate, overcoming ego and gaining practicality, and the development of relationships within a lifetime.
The Oedipus Cycle consist of three plays that demonstrate the many means of fate and the roles that prophecies play in life. Oedipus' significant growth in life and in character along with his predetermined fate can be equated to a man's growth overtime on a whole greater scale. A man's life can be measured in years. Each inconsequential existence reminded of mortality in "the calamities of so long life"[i]. Oedipus was a subject to mortality as well as immortality. Human for the pain he endured and the unavoidable tragedies of his lifetime. Yet his immortality lays chiefly in the inhuman suffering he withstood. Oedipus' tale has lived on for thousands of years and his story will forever be cemented in bulk of mankind's history. The most evident correlations between Oedipus's "growth" and a man's life lies in the understanding of one's fate, overcoming...

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