Is Oedipus Innocent Or Guilty

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Oedipus was the king of Thebes, and was completely unaware of the crime that he had committed. He knew that his destiny was to kill his father and marry his mother but he never took this seriously because he didn’t truly know who his parents were. One day on a journey of Oedipus he stumbled upon a man who attempted to fight Oedipus. Oedipus killed this man and went on with his journey. Several years later Oedipus would meet his mother, with out knowing that it was his mother, and he would marry this women. He was aware that his father was dead and he wanted to found out did it so that he could punish them. Soon Oedipus would find out that he was the one who killed his father, and he also found out that his mother was his wife Jocasta. Some people would think that Oedipus was guilty of this crime, and others would think that he was innocent. Oedipus is guilty of this crime because he physically killed his father, and physically married his mother, what he did fell under the definition of guilty, and Oedipus knew what his destiny was and he chose not to take it seriously. “Culpable of or responsible for a specified wrongdoing.” Is the definition of guilty. This definition proves that you don’t have…show more content…
If Oedipus had taken this seriously he wouldn’t have ended up killing his father and marrying his mother. To prevent that from actually happening Oedipus could have made sure that he didn’t kill a single person, therefore he wouldn’t kill his father. And if he didn’t marry a single person than he wouldn’t have ended up marrying his mother. If a person avoids something enough then it will stop certain things from happening. Oedipus could’ve completely prevented these actions from happening, but he didn’t take it as serious as he should have, therefore he did commit his destiny. He had control over what happened, and he chose not to control it. He is guilty of that

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