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his wish to unmask the guilty and know the truth obliges him to take
the investigation to the end. Oedipus goes to the end and against everyone and
everything, Oedipus realizes that he was a pawn of the gods from beginning to end. This
ultimate revelation is the cause for his final redemption.
Now let the weeping cease;
Let no one mourn again.
These things are in the hands of God.
Oedipus at Colonus, pg.170