In a novel by William Styron

In a novel by William Styron, a father tells his son that life “is a search for justice.” In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus responds to injustice. He is very loyal to Thebes, but some people haven’t been so loyal to him. He finds out something that has been hidden from him and searches for justice. Throughout the story he looks for the murderer of the past king. Due to some questions that unfold he starts to question things about his own life. He found out about his real parents and how he had been abandoned when he was an infant. He was cursed from the beginning, he had been told he was going to kill his father and marry his mother, which he found out shockingly, was true. His search brings him to shame, but he wanted to find out his identity. Although Oedipus succeeds and finds out the truth, he then blinds himself, leaving the story to a tragic ending.
Oedipus’ understanding of justice was finding out who he really was. He also wanted to know what purpose he had. A twist happened in his life that was fated to happen. Oedipus believes he should know about his childhood and everything that went on. He did not have any idea of what the story could have been till he found out. It was injustice that he had not been told any of the truth.
Oedipus was definitely successful in searching for justice. He found out the story as a whole. One of the things he found out was that Polybus and Merope were not his real parents. Another thing he found out was that Jocasta was his wife and mother . . . . He ended up finding out that Jocasta had actually abandoned him when he was an infant. After Jocasta heard the reality of what happened, she hung herself. In result to that Oedipus gouges his eyes out, and becomes blind.

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