In the Power of Fate: Oedipus Rex

Fate cannot be overpowered by someone’s will, for conquer of Fate is endless. Even if the will is made by someone almighty; such as a reverent man like Oedipus the King in Sophocles play Oedipus Rex. Here, Sophocles uses Oedipus’s will, the dedication and determination he sets forth into helping the citizens of Thebes from the plague by identifying Laius killer and, along the way ,discovering the history behind his birth , to reveal the downfall he his intruded with at the end of his investigation. As a result, his devotion and care he holds for the people of Thebes, his arrogance and impulsive temper that has him fail in most critical situations, and his ignorance to others that only leads him to greater complications, effects such a defilement to his personal world and him pulling people down with him.
        The peripeteia part of the play occurs when the Messenger brings Oedipus bittersweet news of his background. In the play, Oedipus is destined to murder his father and marry his mother. His parents, Laius and Jocasta, try to anticipate the oracle by sending their son away to be killed, But is raised by two other rulers from another kingdom, Polybus and his wife, Merope. But fate brings Oedipus into an ironic situation. “ I grew up in chief among the men of Corinth until a strange thing happened-… I heard of all this and fled.” When the oracle instead told him that he would kill his father and marry his mother, he decided never to go home again and fled in the opposite direction- right toward his real parents. The disposition of the play is changed by this point in the story. The audience’s judgments have changed conspicuously and Oedipus will soon be downfallen to a weak, defenseless King.
          The cause of the peripeteia affected the anagnorisis, or recognition part of the play; which is situated when the shared testimonies of the Corinthian Messenger and the Shepherd make Oedipus realize that he's unintentionally fulfilled the prophecy he's...