Comic scene Tragedy project

Comic scene Tragedy project

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Comic scene Tragedy project

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  • Oedipus comes to Thebes 
  • "You can see for yourself-the city is like a ship rolling dangerously"(6).
  • Hello Priest, how may I help you
  • Oedipus notices all of the destruction that the plague is doing to the city
  • "I know only too well that you are all sick-but sick though you may be, there is not one of you as sick as I"(7). 
  • Oedipus sends Creon to go and see what has to be done to cure the plague
  • "My search has found one way to treat our disease-and I have acted already. I have sent Creon, my brother-in-law, to the prophectic oracle of Apollo, to find out by what actions or speech, if any, I may rescue Thebes"(7-8). 
  • Good Creon, you have come back. What did Apollo say we must do?
  • Apollo comes back with news about how to stop the plague
  • "He ordered us in clear terms, to drive out the thing that defiles this land, which we, he says, have fed and cherished"(9).
  • "What is the nature of our misfortune? How are we to rid ourselves of it-by what rites?
  • We must banish, punish, execute, him. Whatever it takes to get him away from here and never have him bother us again.
  • Creon tells Oedipus that they have to get rid of the plague by banishing him or killing him to make sure it does not bother them again
  • "My curse on you! Get out of here, quickly. Away from this house, back to where you came from"(25)!
  • Oedipus banish's the dog that was causing the plague
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