Did Oedipus really have to kill his father to become a man?

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  • Did Oedipus really have to kill his father to become a man?


Answer #1 | 13/07 2006 16:20
No, but I guess he wanted to show everyone he was not a punk!
Positive: 84 %
Answer #2 | 13/07 2006 16:21
I dont think that was the point in the first plkace
Positive: 78 %
Answer #3 | 13/07 2006 16:21
No it was never about that! Reread the book
Positive: 58 %
Answer #4 | 13/07 2006 16:22
He didn't realise he had killed his father until later (because he was adopted) and when he realised that he had killed his father (and slept with his mother) he was so distressed he made himself blind. So killing his father didn't make him a man.
Positive: 26 %
Answer #5 | 13/07 2006 16:26
It was an accident, so obviously there was no such intent
Positive: 10 %

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