Summary of Oedipus.


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  • King Laios and  Queen Jocasta had a son. They found  out that when he's older he has to kill his father and marry his mother. They found out and wanted to kill him but they couldn't so they gave him to someone else to kill.
  • He couldn't kill the baby so then he gave him to a family that couldn't have kids. The family named him Oedipus, he grew up and moved to Thebes ( Where he was actually born).
  • Oedipus killed his original father and he became king and married his original mother but he never knew they were his parents. Him and his wife had 4 kids, 2 sons and 2 daughters. 
  • One day, Oedipus found out that his wife was his mother and that he killed his father. When his mother found out, she killed herself and he punished himself for not noticing.
  • His son, Creon, took over the kingdom. while Oedipus was making himself suffer and begging for food and ended up dying.
  • The brothers of Oedipus were fighting over the throne to be king and they ended up killing themselves.
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