Oedipus

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  • Jocasta and Laius baby
  • Baby left on Mountains
  • Three road meet.
  • •King Laius received an oracle. It said Laius was fated to be killed by a child of theirs.
  • Messenger enters there home.
  • "Laius pinned his ankles tight together. Ordered someone other men to throw him out on a mountain rock where no one goes"
  • Oedipus find out the truth
  • "I passed close by a spot where three roads meet, and in that place i met a herald and a horse drawn carriage, with a man inside, just as you described. I killed them all."
  • Servant enters the home of oedipus
  • "If i must first report my news quite plainly, then i should let you know that Polybus has passed away. You and Polybus were not related. If you must know, he recieved you as a gift many years ago. I gave you to him."
  • Oedipus:"Lady, do you know the man we sent for-.." Jocasta:" In the name of gods, no! Do not keep investigating this!" Oedipus:"I will not be convinced i should not learn the whole truth.." Jocasta:"O you unhappy man! May you never find out who you really are!" Oedipus:"Go, one of you, and bring that sheperd here. Leave the lady to enjoy her noble line."
  • Servant:"The child was born in Laius house." Oedipus:"From a slave or from some relative of his?" Servant:"your wife inside the palace is the one who could best tell you what was going on. She was scared of dreadful prophecies." Oedipus;"What sort of prophecies?" Servant:"the story that he would kill his father."
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