Everything Happens For A Reason

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during the Age of Pericles when Athens was at its height of political and cultural power. The Odyssey and Oedipus Rex share the common idea of a fixed and pre-determined fate. The difference is that in The Odyssey, the Gods have a more flexible control over the humans, than in Oedipus Rex where humans have a set life planned out for them to follow...
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In The Odyssey, the Gods and mortals have a more direct relationship that involves communication between the two, whereas in Oedipus Rex, the Gods do not communicate with mortals and therefore they are not ultimately sure of their divine existence. It is important to understand each author's perception of the Gods because it reflects the same Greek culture and religion at two different time periods in history...
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