¨Upon a baby on the side of Mount Cithaeron, near Thebes. He freed the baby's ankles, which were pinned together, and gave the baby to Polybus to raise as a gift.¨
¨Was murdered on a day by highwaymen,No natives, at a spot where three roads meet.¨
¨Children, young sons, and daughters... I did not think it fit that I should hear.. I Oedipus whom all men call the Great.
Laius is informed of a prophecy that his son will kill him and then marry his mother. Laius and Jocasta, from Thebes, send their newborn son away to avoid the prophecy from happening. A shepherd gives Oedipus to Polybus and Merope, from Corinth.
Oedipus leaves Corinth to stop the prophecy from occurring. Along the way, on his journey, he comes across a man. They get into an altercation, and Oedipus kills him.
¨I stabbed these eyes. Why should I have eyes? Why, when nothing I saw was worth seeing? Nothing.
Oedipus arrives at Thebes and cures the city from the sphinx. All of the citizens view him as a hero, and he becomes king.
¨So, I command you ... to her that lies inside that house you give burial as you would have it ...¨
Oedipus discovers the full truth of what has been going on. He realises that he did not steer clear of the outcomes of the prophecy.
¨I who first saw the light bred of a match accursed, and accursed in my living with them I lived with, cursed in my killing.¨
After coming to terms with the truth, Jocasta commits suicide and Oedipus stabs both of his eyes with pins.
Since Oedipus is getting banned Creon becomes king. He asks Creon for two favors concerning Jocasta and their two daughters.