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By Maria Lentini-Mulero - November 12, 2001

The classical stories of Oedipus The King and Sundiata tell the tale of two epic heroes who must seek out and fulfill their own unique destinies. Although the themes of fate and destiny play a major role in the lives of Oedipus and Sundiata, both characters adapt quite differently to their predetermined positions: Oedipus is the tragic hero, always…

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