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Essay Galaxy - Oedipus: Sometimes Things Are Better Left Unknown Oedipus: Sometimes Things Are Better Left Unknown

There comes a time in life when a person wonders about what the future holds for them. “Will I be successful?” “What is my sole purpose in life?” “How will I die?” These are all legitimate questions that many people ask themselves. The play Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, illustrates the tragedy that can occur when a person goes in search of their fate. Although the life of Oedipus is predetermined by the gods, and there was nothing he could do to change his destiny, Oedipus could have avoided much heartache by not going to the oracle of Apollo to learn his fate. Instead, he lived his life in fear of fulfilling the prophecies of the oracle, which ultimately led to his downfall. All of Oedipus’ troubles began when he went in search of answers to his fate. If Oedipus would have just....

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