Oedipus Rex (Part 2)
By kaileyb, Updated
Oedipus / Herdsman [7th Panel]
Oedipus [8th Panel]
Oedipus [9th Panel]
[...] it was a child of Laius' house. / [...] she within, your wife best could tell. / [...] she gave it to you? / [...] To do away with it. / [...] But he preserved it for the worst of woes. Pg. 34 ; Lines 1164-1181
Chorus [10th Panel]
Ah me! ah me! All brought to pass, all true! / O light, may I behold you nevermore! / I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, / A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed! Pg. 34 ; Lines 1184-1187
The play was centered around the theme of fate and free will and how fate can override your free will no matter how hard you try. Throughout the play, Oedipus tried to escape his fate of causing misery to himself by leaving the place he grew up in an attempt to escape his downfall. However, no matter how hard he tried, he didn't escape it. He got married to his mom and killed his father.
[...] O never let my Thebes, / The city of my fathers, be doomed to bear / The burden of my presence while I live. / No, let me be a dweller on the hills Pg. 40 ; Lines 1445-1448
By Kailey Bauer Period 2
Therefore wait to see life's ending before you count one mortal blest; / Wait till free from pain and sorrow he has gained his final rest. Pg. 42 ; Lines 1528-1529
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