Oedipus did not have a fair start in life. His father, Laius, heard prophecy that Oedipus would one day kill his father and sleep with his mother. In order to prevent this, Laius gave Oedipus to a shepherd to be killed. Fortunately, through a string of events, Oedipus's life was saved, and he even went on to become the honored king of Thebes. Despite this feat, Oedipus still managed to make several decisions that ultimately fulfilled the original prophecy told to Laius, and inevitably sealed Oedipus?s fate.
Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953.
In the play, Oedipus the King written by Sophocles, the protagonist Oedipus finds himself in many conflicts, most of which seem to be a result of a combination of the actions he took. The play addresses that Oedipus is his own worst enemy, who is too determined to find out who he is and too proud to listen to the Gods. He thinks he can get out of following through on his own fate. So, because of that he doomed himself.
Even though Oedipus knew so much but couldn’t or didn’t try to piece things together. He thought he was leaving to protect his parents, Merope and Polybus. This showed how much he cared for them by trying to take the problem, meaning himself, out of the equation. “I was running to a place where I would never see that shameful prophecy come true (45).” However in the end he ran to the place where the prophecy was destine to be fulfilled. Free will or fate this particular story has events set in motion that concluded in its own fulfillment.
Oedipus the King tells the tragic story of Oedipus and how Oedipus unwittingly fulfills his prophecy. Oedipus prophecy was that he would murder his father and marry his mother. Oedipus grew up in the kingdom of Corinth where he believed that he was the son of the Kings of Corinth; when Oedipus discovered that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus decides to leave Corinth and try to prevent the prophecy from happening. Unknowingly to him during his escape from his destiny, Oedipus murderers his father and eventually marries his mother and fulfils the prophecy. After reading Oedipus the King I believe that one of the main ideas of Oedipus the King is that Oedipus own tragic flaws lead to the fulfillment of the prophecy and his eventual downfall.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a legend in rock and roll in life. He still is the king of rock and roll even in death. He was born on January 8 1935 in Mississippi in 1948 his family moved to Memphis Tennessee, where he graduated high school from Humes High School. He was attracted to music at a young age and began his music career in 1954 with Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955 his recording contract was bought by RCA Victor.
In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the main character Oedipus experiences downfall which he brings upon himself and not just simply due to his fate. The oracle, his parents and Oedipus himself are some of the crucial factors to his downfall. Right from the start, the oracle reveals the fates of these characters, which influences the decision these characters make which ironically sets the fate in motion. Oedipus’ parents act against their fates, hoping to change their destiny by brute force which only makes things worse. On top of that, Oedipus’s pride, quick decisions and his temper leads to him completely sealing his fate. All these factors together allows the fate to come true and ultimately lead to Oedipus’
As the play progresses, Oedipus begins to slowly piece together the details of his birth rite. He informs Jocasta of his past and relays that he was once a prince in his hometown of Corinth. The king and queen of Corinth and Oedipus’ adoptive parents are Polybus and Merope. Oedipus tells how he heard of this adoption from the town drunk and curiously went to an oracle to confirm this. Yet, the oracle informs him other things. The prophecy is revealed to Oedipus and he tells that in an attempt to prevent this from happening he, “fled an exile. As I journeyed on I found myself upon the same spot, where you say, the king perished.” This quote originates from a part of the play that gives sufficient detail about this king’s life before Thebes.