Sigmund Freud stated the play Oedipus the King is an immoral play and sets aside the individual's responsibility and social law. Freud also states that divine forces in the play are partly to blame for the immoral conduct of the characters. This is not an accurate statement.
Moral is defined as being in accordance with or concerned with right conduct or its principles; conforming to these principles rather than to law or custom. Morality is an internal compass which points us in the direction of right or wrong.
As humans, we are not born with this knowledge, it is taught to us by our family, friends, and culture. A government or community may impose moral standards, but ultimately these values are unique to each individual. Therefore, what was immoral to Freud, may not be to other people.
Freud states that human beings have certain moral instincts that would guard against a crime such as marrying one's mother and that the Gods deceived
Although human beings may have Freud's moral instincts that offer some protection against this type of conduct, we cannot apply those to the...