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Oedipus
Updated: 9/4/2020
Oedipus
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Storyboard Text

  • King Laius and Queen Jocasta had their baby Oedipus
  • but they are warned by an oracle that Oedipus will kill Laius and marry Jocasta
  • Oedipus is brought to a Shepard who adopts him and raises him as his own
  • After many years Oedipus is told that the people who have raised him are not his biological parents
  • Oedipus consults an oracle and is given the same prediction his parents were
  • Trying to prevent this from happening he leaves Corinth the town he was staying in and goes to the city of Thebes
  • On his way he meets King Lauis. Unaware that it is his father they get into an argument and Oedipus kills him.
  • Oedipus continues on his journey but first he encounters the sphinx who asks him a riddle
  • If he answers the riddle correctly then he gets to enter Thebes. He answers correctly and his allowed to enter.
  • Anyone who could solve the riddle would become king since King Lauis had died and gain the Queens hand in marriage.
  • Oedipus marries Queen Jocasta unaware that she is his mother and they have 4 children.
  • Later they find out that Oedipus was Lauis and Jocastas son all along
  • Jocasta commits suicide after finding this news out
  • Oedipus is exiled from Thebes and later dies in Colonus.
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