"...Therefore, great King of Thebes, we turn to you. Save us."
He defiles our city! I lay this curse upon the killer: May your life be a searing agony!
Who is the killer?
"You will regret repeating so foul a slander."
"You are the killer. You bring the pollution upon Thebes."
Monologue occurs between the priest and Oedipus. The priest's monologue expresses pathos to convince Oedipus and sets up the story.
"There is no doubt in my mind that you planned to kill me and usurp the throne."
"Not true. Now begin to reason logically as I have."
Oedipus uses pathos and ethos appeal in his speech. He promises to find the killer and curses him. This is an example of dramatic irony, because he is the killer and is inflicting the curse on himself.
"...Go on. I must find the truth."
"Polybus has no blood ties to you... No more your father than I am."
In the monologue between Tiresias and Oedipus, the story progresses through the character's perspectives. Tiresias reveals his shocking revelation, which Oedipus doesn't believe. This is dramatic irony, because we know it is true.
"Aaah, all has come to pass. All is true!"
"...You are indeed who this man says...god have mercy on you. You were born into a life of misery
In the monologue between Creon and Oedipus, Oedipus accuses Creon of taking the throne for himself, which is an example of dramatic irony because he is criticizing Creon for something he actually did. Creon uses logos appeal to defend against the accusations.
The messenger and Oedipus' monologue progresses the story. The messenger begins to explain the truth of Oedipus' past, and the monologue shows the character's reactions as they begin to learn the truth, which we already know.
In the end, Oedipus discovers his horrible secrets from the shepherd, Jocasta commits suicide and the dramatic irony throughout the whole story is finally revealed to all characters. The monologue between characters shows their reactions towards the revelations.