This is a good question. There are several ways in which Oedipus destroys the lives of others. Let me give you a few of these ways.
First, on the most general level, he brings suffering to the people of Thebes. In the beginning of the story, there is a huge plague in Thebes on account of the transgression of Oedipus (he killed his father and married his mother).
Second, Oedipus also ruins the life of his mother, as he marries her. When
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