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Oedipus Rex is Innocent

Summary: The innocence of Oedipus Rex of patracide and adultery in the play "Oedipus Tyranus" by Sophocles.

"Innocent until proven guilty", this expression seems very simple to understand, once proven guilty, innocence is entirely out of the picture. However, proving that an individual is guilty is not always an easy task. There are many factors to look upon and review before making a final statement or decision, many laws that may annul the fact that someone is guilty. Sophocles' "Oedipus Tyrannus" is a perfect example of how difficult it is to prove that someone is guilty, or to prove that someone is innocent for that matter. Oedipus is accused of many crimes for which he may or may not be guilty of. It is my contention that Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is guiltless of his -so called- crimes. For the crime of patricide, it was inevitable and is not really considered patricide. What others call adultery or incest could not of occurred, for none...

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