Oedipus Scene 2
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I think this part of the scene is important because this is the part where Oedipus kinda understands that he can be the murderer. He lets go of his pride and thinks he is at fault. If not for his queen, he could have fully understood. Also at this moment, Jocaste remembers he first child that "died" and tell Oeidus that the gods are not always right (even though we know they are in this case). They both display ignorance and think that they did nothing wrong.
"He was tall, his hair just touched with white; his form was not unlike your own" (40).
"Phokis, it is call: at a place where the Theban Way. We had the news not long before you came" (39).
"First tell me how Laios looked, and tell me how old he was" (40).
"How strange a shadowy memory crossed my mind. Where did it happen?" (39)
"You speak strangely. It makes me tremble to look a you, my king" (40).
"There were three highways. Swinging my club in this right hang i knocked him out of this car, and he rolled on the ground. I killed him" (41).
"Then the evidence all points to me" (45) .
"For Apollo said My child was doomed to kill him; and my child-- my baby!--- it was my child that died first" (45) .
"You may be right" (45).
"No from now on, where oracles are concerned, I would not waste a second thought on any" (45).
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