Oedipus first runs away when a drunken man tells him that his parents are not his real parents and he wants to seek wisdom on this from the oracle of Apollo. The oracle tells Oedipus a prophecy that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Oedipus said that “When (he) heard that, (he) ran away” (Sophocles 56). Oedipus then makes the choice to run away and not go back to Corinth, his home. Oedipus has other options that he could have chosen instead of running away from home.
During the play, Oedipus realizes his own flaws while he investigates who the "true killer" of Laius is. The first character flaw is presented in the play Oedipus is Oedipus acting impulsively. When Oedipus first heard his prophecy from the Delphi oracle, he made an exodus out of Corinth as soon as he could. While on his journey to Thebes, a caravan cut him off. Enraged, Oedipus killed all the men except one.
They later heard of an oracle that later in their lives Oedipus would kill Laius and marry Jocasta. Shortly after they heard this, they abandoned him on a mountainside with a shepherd. Laius and Jocasta wanted the servant to kill Oedipus. The poor shepherd didn’t have the guts to kill a little baby. The shepherd gave Oedipus to an old man; the old man knew the king and queen of Corinth.
Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes, but little does he know that his father was cursed by Apollo. Apollo prophesied that any son born to Laius would kill him, which is why when Oedipus was born Jocasta gave the boy to a servant and told him to dispose of it on the nearby mountain. This led the audience to become attached to Oedipus because of the sorrowful occurring that he is going through, but the servant didn’t do as told. He instead, gave the baby to a shepherd from Corinth. This concerned the audience because they know about the oracle, while Oedipus doesn’t.
Oedipus represents two enduring themes of Greek myth and drama: the flawed nature of humanity and an individual's powerlessness against the course of destiny in a harsh universe. Oedipus was born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta. In the most well-known version of the myth, Laius wished to thwart a prophecy saying that his child would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. Thus, he fastened the infant's feet together with a large pin and left him to die on a mountainside. The baby was found by shepherds and raised by King Polybus and Queen Merope in the city of Corinth.
Antigone, on the other hand, wants to give her brother a formal burial. She wants to follow by the god’s rules and not follow Creon’s rules. She goes against Creon’s law and gets caught in the act. Creon decides to lock her away, where she hangs and kills herself. Before this, a prophet warned Creon that bad things will go his way if he doesn’t release Antigone and bury Polynices.
Hamlet was destined to be damned the moment he was asked to avenge his father. There is the argument that it was Hamlet’s free will to kill Claudius based on the quote, “my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth.” Killing a King is punishable by lifetime imprisonment or even death. By killing Claudius, Hamlet will be admonished by the court and either consequence that he will receive is awful. The other option instead of taking Claudius’ life would be to disregard his father’s ghost and go on with life as normal. This option seems prime to many, yet when Hamlet dies he will be stuck in purgatory for not avenging his father.
By the end of the play Oedipus does admit to Thebes that because of his choices, he led himself to his fate. “now loathed by the gods, son of the mother I defiled coupling in my fathers bed, spawning lives in the loins that spawned my wretched life. / It’s mine alone, my destiny- I am Oedipus. So even though he killed his father and married his mother, which he believes was destiny, Oedipus admits what he has done and he takes responsibility for following through with it,
The Tragedy of Oedipus Oedipus Rex chronicles the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes who was destined from birth to murder his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. Before and throughout the story, several characters visit the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi hoping to obtain guidance. The characters that received prophecies were Jocasta, the Queen; Creon, Jocasta’s brother; and Oedipus, the King. In each case the advice given to the characters was harmful to them. When Jocasta was married to Laius and pregnant with Oedipus, she received a prophecy from the oracle in Delphi.
Not really, because he will still hold his mother responsible verbally. The sixth soliloquy, Hamlet now forms strategies to make the revenge killing of his Uncle more devastating by killing him at a time that he will have unforgiven sins to answer for before God. In the seventh soliloquy, Hamlet builds an entire realization about his own existence, the reasons why we do or do not do whatever we do, and that without resolved purpose, combined with a set of standards to live by, a