What Is the Theme of "Oedipus Rex"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 2:01:46 PM ET

"Oedipus Rex," otherwise known as "Oedipus the King," focuses on themes of fate, choice, free will, determination, power and memory. The play focuses on the life of Oedipus, King of Thebes, and the unraveling of his life as his true identity, and that of his wife, Jocasta, is revealed.