Fate in the Interrelated Roles of Teiresias and the Chorus in King Oedipus


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Fate in the Interrelated Roles of Teiresias and the Chorus in King Oedipus
In this drama study the theme of fate will be examined within the context of a character analysis of Teiresias and the Chorus within the play: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. In this manner, the oracle and the truthful words of Teiresias set an irreversible sense of doom for Oedipus and Creon, as the Chorus tells the will of the Oracle of Oedipus the King.. In essence, the theme of fate will be analyzed through Sophocles’ narrative, as the Chorus reveals the will of the gods to invoke a strong sense of tragedy within this play.
In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, there are many examples of how Oedipus is a victim of fate when he decides that the Oracle, which has told him that his...
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.....ting the sense of inescapable fate that Oedipus faces through the Oracle. Invariably, Teiresias argues and closely follows the exact message of the Oracle, and seeks to convince Oedipus of his crimes. When the king does not listen to his wisdom, the Chorus plays a narrating role that helps to support and explain to the audience the gravity of Oedipus’s decision to ignore his doomed fate.
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