Tragedy of Oedipus

Tragedy of Oedipus

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  • Hoping to avoid his fate, his parents sent him away. Oedipus fled Corinth and his adoptive parents.
  • While traveling, he killed a stranger who insulted him.The stranger was actually his real father, Laius.
  • "I have four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening, but I am weakest when I have the most legs. What am I?"
  • A human being walks on all fours as a baby, on two legs as an adult, and with a crutch as a third leg when he grows old." Upon hearing Oedipus's answer, the Sphinx killed herself.
  • When Jocasta later discovered that Oedipus was her son and that the horrible prophecy had come true.
  • She committed suicide.
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