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JusticeOedipus is not formally charged with any crimes He does manage however to commit incest and murder His father is cursed The curse states that his son will kill him and marry his wife These facts are discovered in the introductory if laius king of thebes had a son by jocasta his queen that son would kill his father and marry his mother Laius in light of these facts has Oedipus abandoned as a child Another family raises him as their own Oedipus was on his way to town when he encountered a carriage Some negative events transpired and Oedipus kills the entire caravan He continues on towards the city only to find that a sphinx was terrorizing the city with a riddle It killed every man that answered the riddle incorrectly Oedipus arrived at the solution and saves the city He is immediately proclaimed King He does not know he has killed the former King nor do the people He marries the queen which just happens to be his biological mother and has children by her child of impurity begetter in the same seed that created my wretched self Oedipus does not try to defend his actions In fact he blames himself as quoted from the story Light of the sun let me look upon you no more after today I who first saw you the light bred of a match accursed and accursed The consequences of his actions are harsh He stabs his own eyes out and his wifemother took her own lifeJustice is defined as the abstract principle by which right and wrong are defined Utilizing this definition pertaining to the story Justice has not been served Since Oedipuss actions were predetermined by the gods he should not have to face the consequences Even though he was not mentally responsible for his actions he decided to punish himself He stabbed his eyes out and his wifemother took her
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