The same debate applies to Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus.
Oedipus gives a speech to address the concerns of the people.
We're going to go with "all of the above." Sophocles' Oedipus The King hits so many nerves that it haunts the public imagination to this day... and influences our most awesome movies and TV shows.
We’ve been reading Oedipus the King written by Sophocles.
Oedipus is considered supercillious because of that fact that he is naturally arrogant in thinking that because he rules a kingdom it automatically means that he has the power to control his own fate.
Character Analysis of Oedipus the King
Oedipus had many faults, but it was primarily the tragic flaw of hubris, arrogance from excessive pride, which doomed his existence, regardless of the character attributes that made him such a beloved king....
Oedipus the King: Theme Analysis | Novelguide
Free Will In Oedipus the King, one of Sophocles’ most popular plays, Sophocles clearly depicts the Greek’s popular belief that fate will control a man’s life despite of man’s free will.
Oedipus the King - SparkNotes: The Oedipus Plays
In Oedipus the King, Sophocles has examined the relationship between free will and fate, suggesting that free will paradoxically exists inside the boundaries of fate.
Oedipus the King, lines 338–706
In his essay “Sophoclean Tragedy” Friedrich Nietzsche agrees that there is an “error” within the protagonist, but refrains from specifying exactly what it is: The most pathetic figure of the Greek theatre, the unfortunate Oedipus, Sophocles takes to be a noble man called to error and alienation in spite of his wisdom, yet called too, in the end, through monstrous suffering, to radiate a magic power rich in a blessing which works even after he passes on....