After reading the play Oedipus Rex found in your text book, respond to ONE of the following questions with a thorough 1,200-1,500 word response. Your response must be typed, double-spaced, using a 12 point font, and 1” margins. Full credit reading responses will include a brief introduction with a clear thesis statement, a well-developed response using specific references to lecture material and/or the text, and a logical conclusion. Include a word count at the end of your response.
- Did Oedipus deserve his fate? It’s not his fault that Jocasta and Laius tried to outsmart fate and dispose of him. In trying to run from this prophecy, did he really do anything any other person, given the culture, wouldn’t have done? Is Oedipus a victim of fate or is he responsible for the choices he makes? What does Sophocles suggest? What do you think? Use specific references from the text in your response.