Oedipus Scene 1-2 Storyboard

Oedipus Scene 1-2 Storyboard

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  • "Our city-/ look around you, see with your own eyes-/ our ship pitches wildly, cannot lift her head/ from the depths, the red waves of death.../ Thebes is dying..." (pdf 28-32)
  • Don't worry! I will!
  • The oracle has spoken, the one who killed Laius is in Thebes! There is a witness! All but one was killed. He got away and is now a Theban resident.
  • Please save us from the horrible plague, famine and many other things like how you saved us from the Sphinx! Please!
  • Laius
  • Tiresias says: "who are your parents? Do you know?... the double lash of your mother and your father's/ cure/ will whip you from this land one day... darkness shrouding/ your eyes that now can see the light!/" (pdf 273-278)
  • Tiresias says: "who are your parents? Do you know?... the double lash of your mother and your father's/ cure/ will whip you from this land one day... darkness shrouding/ your eyes that now can see the light!/" (pdf 273-278)
  • Why haven't any of you took it upon yourselves to find the killer? Very well then, I well find them myself! I will call upon the old prophet, Tiresias
  • You dare accuse me?! You lie!
  • The murderer is in fact in Thebes and they may be standing right before me...
  • You are the curse! You have killed your father and slept with your mother!
  • Creon: "Look at you, sullen in yielding,/ brutal in your rage-/ you will go too far. It's perfect/ justice:/ natures like yours are hardest on/ themselves." (pdf 747-752)
  • I know... You and Creon are working together so Creon can take over my thrown!!
  • Why would I want to take your throne? It is too much work and responsibility. I already have a position in high power.
  • Thematic Quote: "True, it is not your fate to fall at my hands" (pdf 429) Fate is controlling the destiny of the characters including the fact that Oedipus did in fact sleep with his mom and kill his dad just as the prophecy foretold.
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