Oedipus Rex

After reading Oedipus Rex, do you think that Oedipus might have been better off if he had just let well enough alone and maintained the status quo with his marriage to Iocaste and kingship of Thebes? This is basically a red pill vs. blue pill conundrum like in the film The Matrix (1999). Do you think Oedipus would have been better off living a happy lie or knowing the awful truth?

Please write a critical response based on these questions. Your paper should be 2-3 pages long (meaning at least 2 full pages), double-spaced, with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 point font, and it should conform to the Critical Response Papers Rubric handed out in class and also available on Blackboard. You must also use at least 4 direct quotations from the play to support the claims that you make in your paper, cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format “like this” (Sophocles 917).