Oedipus the king
Updated: 4/21/2020
Oedipus the king
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  • Also, King Laius was killed by band of robbers at a crossroads.
  • Once a prophet told Laius, he would get killed by his son,but it didn't come true because the baby died, being abandoned
  • Before I came to Thebes I killed a man at the crossroads
  • Bring me the Shepherd
  • Don't worry about the prophecies
  • When I was a young man, I learned that I was fated to kill my father and mary my mother.
  • I was tramatized that I moved away from home and brought myself here
  • Jocasta explains that a prophet once told her that Laius, her ex-husband, would die in the hands of their son. According to Jocasta, the prophecy did not come true. The baby died, being abandoned, and Laius was killed by band of robbers at a crossroads.
  • I'm sorry, but your father passed away of old age
  • Oedipus becomes even more stressed by Jocasta's remarks. To learn the truth, Oedipus sends for the only living witness to the murder, the shepherd.
  • I was the one who brought you to the royal couple. A shepherd offered me a baby from King Laius
  • Also your parents, Polybus and Merope, are not actually your parents
  • Oedipus worries again, because when he was young he learned from an oracle that he will his father and marry his mother. The fear drove him from Corinth and brought him to Thebes. Again, Jocasta tells him not to worry about the prophecies.
  • Please. Stop. DON'T
  • I must talk to the shepherd and learn the truth.
  • A messenger comes from Corinth to say that Oedipus's father, has died of old age. Jocasta is in delight. Surely this is proof that the prophecy is worthless. Oedipus still worries about fulfilling the prophecy with his mother, Merope, a concern Jocasta layed off.
  • Again listening to messenger, beliveing it will be great news. Polybus and Merope are not Oedipus' real parents. In fact,the messenger himself gave Oedipus to the royal couple when the shepherd offered him a baby from Laius
  • Oedipus becomes determined to track down the shepherd and learn the truth of his birth. Jocastas becomes terrified, and begs him to stop, and then runs off to the palace with grief.
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