Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
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Oedipus' downfall

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  • I am Oedipus
  • There is a plague destroying the city
  • Do not worry, I've sent Creon to the Oracle for help.
  • We must find and drive out the murderer of King Lauis.
  • You are the murderer, Oedipus.
  • No, you are!
  • The downfall of Oedipus, King of Thebes.
  • Look, here is the man that was once the baby in the mountains, the son of King Lauis and Jocasta
  • O light - now let me look my last on you!
  • If what he says is true then you are their child and were born for pain
  • There is a plague ravaging through the city, so the chorus looks to King Oedipus for a solution to their problem.
  • Creon says the only way to fix the issue is by driving the murderer of King Lauis out of the city, so they ask the prophet for help on figuring out who killed the previous king. The prophet, Tiresias has an interesting answer, calling Oedipus the murderer.
  • Oedipus finds out from a shepherd that he is Jocasta and Laius' son that they gave away
  • Oedipus finds Jocasta after killing herself and stabs himself in the eye with one of her dress pins, because he thinks he deserves to be blind since he has seen terrible things.
  • Oedipus requests to see his children for the last time before being exiled and gives them the horrifying information, along with mentally scarring them by saying they will never find love
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