of his -so called- crimes. Oedipus does act harshly against himself because he did not know what he was getting involved in before he went to Thebes. The murderer "will be banished from the land. Though the prophecy is what he was running from, the prophecy is what he ran into.
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Oedipus is accused of many crimes for which he may or may not be guilty. He told his people of Thebes how they "sufferbut not one among them suffers more than him" (4). Oedipus was royalty and knew it as personal Nutrition well did King Laius. This man must be denied entrance into their homes" (8). It can be said of his case that the good should outweigh the bad.