Oedipus Comic Part 1

Updated: 8/27/2021
Oedipus Comic Part 1

Storyboard Text

  • There is a plague and Oedipus claims he will save everyone
  • Creon comes back and tells him the oracle- the king was murdered which caused the plague. They have to get revenge.
  • Oedipus declares that whoever killed the king will be exiled
  • "You may be sure I know all that you longed for in your coming here. I know that you are deathly sick; and yet, sick as you are, not one is as sick as I. Each of you suffers in himself alone his anguish, not another’s; but my spirit groans for the city, for myself, for you."
  • Teiresias gives Oedipus the prediction
  • "He was murdered; and Apollo commands us now to take revenge upon whoever killed him."
  • Creon is accused of telling Teiresias to lie
  • "Moreover: if anyone knows the murderer to be foreign, let him not keep silent: He shall have his reward from me." "As for the criminal, I pray to god- whether it be a lurking thief, or one of a number- I pray that that man’s life be consumed in evil and wretchedness"
  • Jocasta tells Oedipus that Laios was supposed to be killed by his own son
  • "A revelation will fail to please. A blind man, who has his eyes now; a penniless man, who is rich now; and he will go tapping the strange earth with his staff. To the children with whom he lives now he will be brother and father-the very same; to her who bore him, son and husband-the very same who came to his father’s bed, wet with his father’s blood."
  • "I am told that heavy accusations have been brought against me by king Oedipus."
  • "That his doom would be death at the hands of his own son- his son, born of his flesh and mine!"