Foreshadowing in Socrates´Oedipus the King

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What if even before someone was born his or her fate was already set? What would that person do? What changes would they make, or what things would people around them do to try to make this person’s fate not come true? The character, Oedipus, in the book Oedipus the King by Sophocles has to deal with this exact situation. Before Oedipus is born, his parents receive an uncanny prophecy, which states that their child would grow up and kill his father and have children with his mother. After this is prophesied, Oedipus’ parents try to kill their newborn to keep this awful prophecy from coming true. Oedipus even, when he is older, tries to take precautions for this explicit prophecy. Though many may try to void it there is no way to avoid Oedipus’ fate. In this book, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, there is a lot of foreshadowing or prophecies that lead to lots or irony later on in the story. All of this goes to show that there is no way for Oedipus to avoid his fate. The first instance of irony deals with Oedipus’ ankles. After his parents heard of the prophecy they tried to find a way...

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