oedipus

oedipus

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  • The King and Jocasta can't have a son, so they seek help from the oracle
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  • Oracle warns them that a son would be the death of them and the kingdom
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  • King Laius and Jocasta abandon their son to escape prophecy
  • Jocasta line 785: An oracle came to Laius one fine day (I won’t say from Apollo himself but his underlings, his priests)
  • Oedipus grows up and kills king Laius at the crossroads
  • Jocasta line 786: it declared that doom would strike him down at the hands of a son, our son, to be born of our own flesh and blood.
  • With the riddle of the Sphinx Oedipus becomes king
  • Jocasta Line 792: my son—he wasn’t three days old and the boy’s father fastened his ankles, had a henchman fling him away on a barren, trackless mountain.
  • Oedipus marries Jocasta and the city enters a plaugue
  • Line 805 Oedipus: I thought I heard you say that Laius805 was cut down at a place where three roads meet.
  • Line 811 Oedipus. When? How long ago?Jocasta. The heralds no sooner reported Laius dead than you appeared and they hailed you king of Thebes.
  • Line 70 Oedipus: My children, I pity you. I see—how could I fail to see what longings bring you here? Well I know you are sick to death, all of you, but sick as you are, not one is sick as I.
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