Oedipus and Hamlet
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This paper discusses how the role of fate in determining an individual's destiny is a question that has preoccupied humanity for millennia. The paper goes on to discuss two of the most prominent tragedies in global literature, Sophocles' 'King Oedipus' and Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. From these two examples, we can see how two authors - separated by centuries and vast cultural differences - approached this question in similar, yet distinct, ways. This essay argues the thesis that while the protagonists of each play, Oedipus and Hamlet, are victims of fate, the latter character is distinguished from his Greek counterpart by his complex reflections upon his condition and his efforts to resist his destiny.
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