Saturday, March 23, 2019
Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King :: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex
Fate in Oedipus the King Fate. Even the newsworthiness al nonpareil is intimidating. I believe I can safely order that everyone at one point in their lives have wondered about fate. Christian fate is something that I have never design of before, though it is something that I believe in with all my heart. I believe that each soul has a fate in store for them. Are human lives but a predetermined course of regular(a)ts? The idea of destiny is one that has been pen about since the beginning of time. In Sophocles drama, Oedipus the King, fate seems to have a absolute hold during the entire tale. How much of this story truly reflects reality? Where does Christianity watch into the picture of fate? These are the thoughts of the growing world around us. The thought of something predetermined for our lives is a frightening one. Put yourself in Oedipus position. He was told he would one day kill his father and sleep with his mother. Who wouldnt try and change their future if told such horrid news? I believe that even though this ending was always departure to happen to Oedipus he unperturbed had the chance to change the outcome. This same idea is reflected in each one of our lives as well. Oedipus made decisions that led to his sad ending. God knows the ending of our lives. He knows what is in store for us. Does this mean that we have no prize or say in what happens in our lives? In my opinion, it doesnt. God knows what choices we are going to make. Like us, Oedipus had choices to make. Society often blames God for rough times in their lives, but most of the time the rough moments are results from our own detrimental choices. Sophocles cleverly weaves this idea into his drama. Im not sure if Oedipus could have changed his future by holding in his temper. Thankfully, our lives are not determined by Hellenic gods, but by the one true God, who gives us a choice for our future. Christians, like Oedipus, know their fate. We know Jesus i s preparing a place for us in heaven.