The Question and Answer section for Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The rumors blame thieves/robbers for Laius' death.
Yes, I agree. Oedupus' seach for knowledge leads him to discover facts that destroy the man he believe himself to be and destroy his family. Sometimes things are better left unknown..... this was one of them.
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