Oedipus Rex

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"He more than paid for it?I killed him. I killed them all." (pg. 241) By killing Laius, had Oedipus not chose to start the walk down the prophesized path? Oedipus was told he would marry his mother and have children that would become his siblings, knowing that he still decided to marry without even giving a second thought about it...
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This was another decision that Oedipus had, to either continue down the road to his destruction following the prophecy, or to reject marrying the widow queen and avoid the second part of the prophecy about bedding his mother. Yet Oedipus simply chose to marry the widow queen because she was offered for ridding Thebes of the Sphinx...
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