Oedipus calls himself an “abomination” for killing his father and marrying his mother. If he was aware of neither, why does he call himself evil? Is a man responsible for the evil of his actions if he is truly unaware that they are evil? Explain Oedipus’s ancient Greek thinking and your own.
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Answered by Aslan
Here is one of he themes of the story. If the future is already set, is Oedipus even responsible for what he does? Sure Oedipus did some crazy things to cause his own downfall but the God's had already sealed Oedipus's fate from the beginning.