Oedipus Comic Strip STEM English II

Oedipus Comic Strip STEM English II

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  • Prologue- Oedipus hears the order from Apollo to cast out Laius's murderer to cure the town.
  • "Creon, prince, my kinsman, what do you bring us? What message from the god?"(pdf 96-97)
  • "My children, I pity you. I see—how could I fail to see what longings bring you here?" (pdf 69-71)
  • "Apollo commands us—he was quite clear—'Drive the corruption from the land,110 don’t harbor it any longer, past all cure,don’t nurse it in your soil—root it out!'" (pdf 108-111)
  • Scene 1- Teiresias proclaims that Oedipus is the murderer, and that his karma will destroy him.
  • "What will come? You’re bound to tell me that."(ln 390 pdf)
  • "That obscenity, twice—by god, you’ll pay."(ln 414 pdf)
  • "I say you are the murderer you hunt."(ln 413 pdf)
  • "You are the curse, the corruption of the land!"(ln 401 pdf)
  • Scene 2 - Oedipus remembers killing a man who could have been Laius, and begins to suspect.
  • "Where did this thing happen? Be precise."(pdf 807)
  • "I think I’ve just called down a dreadful curse upon myself—I simply didn’t know!" (pdf 820-21)
  • "Strange, hearing you just now . . . my mind wandered, my thoughts racing back and forth." (pdf 801-803)
  • "A place called Phocis, where two branching roads, one from Daulia, one from Delphi, come together—a crossroads."(pdf 808-810)
  • "'Drive the corruption from the land,110 don’t harbor it any longer, past all cure,don’t nurse it in your soil—root it out!'" (pdf 109-111)
  • "You’re blind to the corruption of your life, to the house you live in, those you live with— who are your parents? Do you know? All unknowing you are the scourge of your own flesh and blood, 475 the dead below the earth and the living here above, and the double lash of your mother and your father’s curse will whip you from this land one day, their footfall treading you down in terror, darkness shrouding your eyes that now can see the light!" (pdf 471-478)
  • "I think I’ve just called down a dreadful curse upon myself—I simply didn’t know!" (pdf 820-21)
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