Their fate was that their son was going to kill his father and marry his mother. To prevent their fate, Jocasta and Laius decided to kill their baby once it was born, but one of the messengers felt bad and gave the baby to a couple that wanted a baby. Growing up Oedipus never knew that his parents were not his biological so parents; so when a prophet told him that he was going to kill his father and marry his mother, he decided to run away. In his journey, he came along a man that did not want to get out his way. They were both very stubborn so Oedipus killed the man and his messengers.
He runs away from home after hearing the prophesy with the purpose of avoiding his fate. Oedipus exclaims to a messenger, "I tell you, I fear the oracle may come true" (Sophocles 960). However, while he is on the run he actually fulfills part of his fate by killing his father when they meet on the road. The second part of the prophecy is that Oedipus will marry his mother. This part is fulfilled when he marries his mother, Jocasta, without knowing that she is his mother.
In the play, Jocasta and Laius received an awful prophecy about their son. This prophecy claimed that their son would one day kill Laius and marry Jocasta. Because of this, Jocasta sends her son away to die in an effort to prevent the prophecy of the Gods. This belief that she could outwit the gods and avoid the prophecy indicates Jocasta’s extreme excessive pride. She assumed she was more powerful than the Gods and could run away from her fate.
In Sophoclese’ play “Oedipus The King”, the fate of Oedipus, the main character, was foretold at his birth that he would kill his own father and marry his mother. As a young adult, he went to see an oracle after hearing rumors. The oracle told him of his foul fate and he ran away trying to escape the chances of this awful future unaware he running towards what he thought he would escape. Oedipus was partially responsible for his downfall because let curiosity lead him to the oracle where he found out his horrifying fate, he killed his own father when he should have avoided killing anyone, and if he wanted to avoid marrying his mother, he should have never married anyone older than he. After the birth of Oedipus, his parents Lias and Jocasta, King and Queen of Thebes sentenced him to death because the oracle told them that he would kill his father and marry his mother.
Speak not, reply not, do not answer," and goes to the friar looking to kill herself. Her father later makes a decision to move the wedding to Wednesday. This greatly upsets Juliet. The desire of her father for Juliet to marry and calling her a wretch and hussy run Juliet into a corner with nothing left to do but marry to save herself. Also, after Romeo kills Tybalt Juliet's mum says, "I'll send one in Mantua, where that same banished runagate doth live, shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he should soon keep Tybalt company, and then I hope thou wilt be satisfied".
She buried her dear brother out of familial love and duty to the gods. Kreon, who had previously stated that anyone who would dare defy his edict would suffer death, sentenced his own niece to death. Everyone, it seems, was opposed to Kreon's order. Referring to this fatal flaw, Sophocles notes that "Kreon has shown there is no greater evil than men's failure to consult and to consider" (1438-1439). Kreon had earlier stated, "I believe that he who rules in a state and fails to embrace the best men's counsels, but stays locked in silence and vague fear, is the worst man there" (217-220).
Oedipus explains to Jocasta that he was told that he "was fated to lie with [his] mother and show to daylight an accursed breed, which men would not endure, and [he] was doomed to be murderer of the father that begot [him]. When [he] heard this [he] fled" (Sophocles 45, 1.792-4). Ironically the pride that caused him to attempt to avoid his fate, put him on a path to it. On his trip away from Corinth, he unknowingly met with his father, King Laius. When Oedipus tells Jocasta of his encounter he says that he met with a carriage at an intersection and they fought over the right of way.
He had killed his father (although at the time he did not know Laius was his father) and married his mother (he did not know this either),thereby causing the plague. This realization was too much for Jocasta to bear and so she committed suicide. At the sight of this event, Oedipus feels immediate and unbearable guilt and blinds himself to the evils he has caused. At this point Oedipus enters the return phase of the initiation and realizes that he must live up to his own decree and banish himself from the city in order to save his people. The third stage, the sacrifice, is symbolized by Oedipus removing himself from the city.
When Iocaste and Laios gave birth to Oedipus they were aware of the prophecy that he would one day kill his father and then marry his mother. With this in mind they tried to have Oedipus killed to avoid this horrible fate. However they couldn't kill him themselves because murder of their own son would get the gods angry all over again. So they tried to get some one to take Oedipus out to the mountains and let him die of natural causes. Some people might argue that they are still indirectly responsible for the death but apparently the Greeks only considered it bad if you were directly responsible for the act of murder.
He had to either kill his firstborn child and risk the wrath of the furies, or abandon his promises to his fellow sovereigns, risking the wrath of the Olympians. Agamemnon made the impossible choice and killed his daughter. One could make the argument that he was jus... ... middle of paper ... ... husband, she would’ve had to abdicate her throne, something she wasn’t ready to do. Instead, she took a man, Aegisthus, and used him to maintain her position as queen. Without a man by her side, she would’ve had to pass the throne down to Orestes.