Oedipus chose to leave Corinth when told the news of the terrible prophecy that had been foretold about him. It was this choice that led Oedipus to kill what he thought to be a wanderer on a foreign road. In leaving Corinth he fulfilled the prophecy to kill his father. It was Oedipus' choice that accounts him responsible for the criticism he eventually endures, not Jocasta. Oedipus choses to seek the truth about the murderer of Laius, honourably indeed to save the people of Thebes, but through this choice he in a sense administers his own lethal injection.
Claudius being the man, who killed his father and then took the throne by marrying Queen Gertrude, makes it logical that Hamlet would have a vendetta towards him. Hamlet began to be consumed with the need to revenge his father and it started to control his life. Ashley Fern wrote, “When people seek out revenge, it tends to consume them entirely. Some people take it way too far and it is hard to control yourself once you get going.” (Fern, Ashley). Hamlet’s life was driven by a need for revenge and his actions couldn’t be controlled because of this.
I know this leads to detrimental circumstances, as I discovered that I unknowingly murdered my father and married my mother. In the end, I exiled myself as well as stabbing my eyes. In a way, we both strive to avenge our father’s yet we make rash decisions. Being passionate is best in moderation. Death
Oedipus is the son of the king and queen of Thebes. A prophet tells the king and queen that his son will kill him. This causes the king and queen to become worried of the possibilities so they decide to kill their son in order to prevent the predictions of the prophet from becoming true. However, Oedipus did not die and instead was rescued and eventually adopted. As time progresses Oedipus is told that he will kill his father and this frightens Oedipus so he decides to get as far as possible from his parents.
Then again, he is still punished when he slaughters his father and marries his mother since it is such an unethical, incomprehensible act. Oedipus realized that he would execute a man and marry a lady and it was those actions which prompt to his divine
The hero’s tragic flaws are the qualities, which ultimately lead to his downfall. Oedipus’ pride, ignorance, insolence towards the gods, and unrelenting quest for the truth ultimately contributed to his destruction. When Terrisias told Oedipus that he was responsible for the murder of Laius, he became enraged and calls the old oracle a liar. He ran away from his home in Corinth, in hopes of outsmarting the gods divine will. Like his father, Oedipus also sought ways to escape the horrible destiny told by the oracle of Apollo.
Oedipus is once again controlled by this power when he leaves the place of his child hood after he hears that he is to kill his father and marry his mother. "I shall shrink from nothing...to find the the murderer of Laius...You are the murderer..." Oedipus tried to stop the prophecy from coming true by leaving Corinth and only fate can make Oedipus turn to the road where he kills his true father. Leaving Corinth makes Oedipus lose his childhood by making him worry of such issues young people should not have to worry about and becoming a king of a strange land. Last of all, Oedipus carries the last part of the prophecy out, marrying his mother. " I would... never have been known as my mother's husband.
He was bothered to learn the truth from the oracle. He truly believed that his adopted parents were his real parents so he moved to Thebes so he wouldn't fulfill the oracle. When he finally realized that he killed a man that was old enough to be his father, he considered the fact that it could have been his father that he killed. That means that he married his mother. Oedipus drives his mother to kill herself.
In Oedipus the King, another example of a central part taking place in the book, Is prophecy, being that Oedipus had heard his prophecy as a child that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. (Page 41) Oedipus says, “Laius was killed—I thought I caught the words—where the three highways meet”, which is referring to this as the symbol of the prophecy for Oedipus to kill his father. It’s conflicting to say how someone could appoint Oedipus of being so ignorant and dumb, when, in all reality he has no choice or say in which of fulfilling the prophecy or not. He was sent away from his home of Thebes to be murdered as a young child, and after being saved from being murdered, ends up being raised to be a prince. When hearing his fate is to kill his father, Oedipus ends up back in Thebes, becoming the king and his mother’s husband, taking his real father’s place, who was by then, already killed.
In these lines did Creon meant to say that Oedipus himself is responsible for bringing his own destruction and misfortune upon his family? We can surely argue saying yes because he himself was the one who had stated that no one would speak or communicate with the murderer, and must pay for his/her sins through exile or losing their life in the form of death. Now the decision was already made and the gods had already decided for Oedipus’ fate.