The Guilt Of Oedipus
The Guilt of Oedipus
The play Oedipus: ?The King? presents the reader with a look into the horror of Oedipus? destiny. Freud writes, ?Oedipus was exposed as an infant because an oracle warned his father his son would be his murderer?(69). Oedipus was rescued and began another life with another royal family. After Oedipus found out about the oracle he tries to free himself from the oracle. Oedipus fulfilled the oracle and was driven away from the land. Was Oedipus guilty of murder and incest or not Many facts have been found to prove that he is guilty, while many opinions are raised in favor of his innocence.
Oedipus was indeed guilty of murdering his father and having incest with his mother. The play itself is all the evidence needed to convict Oedipus of these charges. The play states everything that Oedipus did until he is driven away from the land. The evidence from the play would definitely make Oedipus guilty. In addition to the play there are other facts that would make Oedipus guilty. Freud states ?Oedipus himself is the murderer of Laius, but further he is the
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