Oedipus is a victim or a tool of fate, a destiny that he cannot escape.
Oedipus, who is abandoned to die by his real parents, is rescued by a herdsman and given to the King and Queen of Corinth. Growing up a Prince, Oedipus learns that the King and Queen are not his birth parents. Seeking the help of the oracle at Delphi, he learns of the prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother and is so horrified, that he is determined to outwit the prophecy. He leaves Corinth.
As he travels near Thebes, he is assaulted by an old man and his servants, he strikes back, killing the man. Oedipus does not know that the old man is Laius, his real...
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