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To prevent this from happening, Oedipus' father orders the baby to be killed but instead he is given to a childless king and queen who raise him as if he were their own. In attempting to deny his fate, Oedipus runs away from who he is and yet ironically ends up in the homeland of his origins, ruling as king and marrying his mother...
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When he finally realizes the truth of the prophecy, Oedipus must accept his punishment and his limitations as a man. Dramatic irony plays an important part in Oedipus the King. Its story revolves around two different attempts to change the course of his fate: Jocasta and Laius's killing of Oedipus at birth and Oedipus's flight from Corinth later on...
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