How fair is it to say that Oedipus is morally guilty? Does he argue that he is morally innocent because he didn't intend to do immoral deeds?

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It is fair to say that Oedipus is morally guilty. When the people he believed to be his biological parents refused to answer his questions about his parentage, he set off for the oracle at Delphi. So far, so good. However, once the oracle tells him that he was fated to kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus determined not to return to Corinth, the place he believed to be his home. Instead, he set off for Thebes, a city unknown to him but which is his native home and the home of his biological parents, Laius and Jocasta.

He believed that he can outsmart fate, outwit the gods, who speak through the mouthpiece that...

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