Is What Happens To Oedipus Fair? Are We Supposed To Respect Him? Would

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Fate is proven to be unavoidable to Oedipus as the play shows a devout belief in the Greek gods. The Gods are seen as both "protectors" and "punishers", who can "turn fate back away". The gods are shown to have power over everything and everyone, and whoever ignores them will be cursed by the "darts no one escapes"...
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Oedipus is one of these people who is seen to have ignored the gods' warnings and therefore has brought a curse upon himself, and all those around him: "Nothing grows in the earth, nothing in the wombs of the women." With the idea of fate comes the question of fairness. Does Oedipus deserve his pitiful destiny and if it was so pre-decided then why? It was yet again the God's powers...
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