Oedipus The King

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  • Jocasta ordered Laius and her child be disposed of to avoid prophecy.
  • Oedipus murdered his father Laius where three roads meet while fleeing his home to escape prophecy.
  • After solving the sphinx riddle Oedipus was named king because of the recent murder of King Laius.
  • Teiresias refused to help Oedipus and Thebes with his prophetic power.
  • Oedipus blinds himself with gold brooches after Jocasta hangs herself because the prophecy came true.
  • Creon helps Oedipus vacate the city to end the plague save the Thebes.
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