Question: English & Literature

Can some one answer these Oedipus the King questions for me? please and thankyou!

  1. Do some characters seem to control their fates more than others? If so, how do they do it?

2.Discuss Oedipus's understanding of his own destiny. How does this change throughout the course of this play?

3.How does Oedipus's fate impact the fates of other members of his family?


4.Do you think Oedipus would have fulfilled the prophecy of killing his father and sleeping with his mother if his parents hadn't tried to kill him as an infant?

5. How is Oedipus the King at the beginning of the play different from Oedipus the cursed man at the end?

In English & Literature | Asked by eimv
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Answers

1. I don't know.

2. He knows that his prophecy is that he will kill his father and sleep with his mother so he runs away from Corinth because he doesn't know the King and Queen of Corinth are not his real parents. Throughout the play, he finds out that he is the father and brother of his children.

3. There is now a family curse which is shown in the play, Antigone.

4. Yes, he would have been very different.

5. At the end he is blind but now he sees the truth. Irony.

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