Oedipus the King (by Elijah Moultry)

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Three-Panel summary of Oedipus the King.

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  • Apollo says that the only way to stop this is to Rid the city of Laius' killer!
  • King Oedipus, Thebes is in danger! People are getting sick and dying and women cannot have children! What do we do?
  • Then we must find this murderer and banish him from the city! Anyone helping him will be punished as well, even if it is me and I do not know it.
  • No! That would mean that I have-BY THE GODS NO!
  • I did not wish to be the one to give this truth, but you are the son of Laius and Jocasta.
  • (crying)Why couldn't you have just left it alone, Oedipus?
  • Poor man...
  • This is the worst of times! My wife has killed herself, and I have just realized how distorted of an existence I have lived! Oh, why me? Exile me! But first, let me see my children!
  • Where are his eyes?
  • We understand your pain Oedipus, but you cannot stay here. Come, you're making a scene.
  • The people of Thebes are in fear due to the recent troubles. Creon returns with a message from Apollo concerning how to fix the problem, and Oedipus gives a decree concerning the issue.
  • Oedipus finally hears and understands the total truth about his lineage. Jocasta leaves and kills herself.
  • Oedipus learns that Jocasta is dead and gouges his eyes out. After making a huge spectacle of himself, he then wishes to be immediately exiled, (as that is the punishment for the one who killed Laius) and to see his children one last time before he is gone.
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