Responsibility and Punishment in Sophocles’ drama, Oedipus the King.

prompt: Fate and free will take center stage in Sophocles’ drama, Oedipus the King. Oedipus is presented with a prophecy because of his father’s misdeeds. But, while Oedipus was grossly mistreated in his childhood, where does his responsibility lie with his decisions to pursue the people’s request to find the murderer of King Lais and all his choices leading up to it? Is he morally innocent? Or was Oedipus’s downfall justified? How does hubris play into the development of the play and its protagonist? Is hamartia to blame?

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