- 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?