Do we make the moments in our lives or do the moments in our lives make us?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oedipus' eyes

Do our pasts mold our futures? Oedipus' past certainly molded his. As a baby he was sent to die, but instead of death he found a new home, unaware of his true origin. If he had been aware of his past, his future would had been different. For instance, Oedipus had heard his fate back in the land he was raised in, so he left to avoid his fate. He turned down being king because he wanted to stay as far away from his adopted mother as possible, but he was unaware and thus unable to control his fate. If his past had been reveled to him earlier he could have been able to avoid it.