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Polynices and Fate

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Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles, 401 BC

Sophocles. "Oedipus at Colonus: Episode 4." Trans. E. F. Watling. The Theban Plays. N.p.: Penguin, 1974. 108-11. Print.

Which of the following lines BEST describes Polynices's view of fate?

A

"Say what you will, the greatest boon is not to be; But, life begun, soonest to end is best." (lines 12-13)

B

"But Mercy sits beside the throne of God / And shares in all his dealings" (lines 28-29)

C

"This is my life To bear til life is ended, and my death is on your head." (lines 72-74)

D

"By all the gods, remember me with kindness." (line 101)

E

"the victory will lie with those that win your patronage." (lines 54-55)