Oedipus beats the Sphinx. Priest "You saved us from the Sphinx. You saved us from her plague. You Knew no more than we, we could not teach you
Oedipus the King
Priest "you turned our unhappiness to joy. You can do it once more. You rule this land. No man disputes your power
"They were all killed. Except for one. He escpaed, but his terror made him forget all but one thing"
"Was there no witness... some attendat to tell what happened?"
This is the first major event in the story that is a main buildng block towards the climax. This would be part of the light side of my motif because this allows him to save the city and become the king.
"Aaagh, that is enough, enough. Who told you what happened?"
"A servant. He was the only one to escape. He begged me to send him to the countryside"
In this scene we are once more seeing the light part of the motif and how good of a king Oedipus is. But we are slowly going from good to bad after this because he is learning more of the truth
Oh listen to me. I begging you. Seek no further
Now in this scene we are starting to go down a slippry slope towards the dark side of the motif. This is when he is learning more and more about the King who was killed and how it is lining up a little bit with his prophet but he's still not sure.
Now Oedpius is becoming more worried and concerned about what is soon to come. This is because his story is very similar to the one being told by the queen. This is one of the last parts of the rising action and it builds on the dark part of the motif.
"Can you get him back quickly?"
This is when everything is starting to come full circle and Oedpius is begginging to realize what he did but is still not 100% sure it was seem so he is seeking answers. But his wife doesn't want him to find the truth and what he did because it will lead to a very dark time which is part of the dark portion of the motif.
I must go on. I must find the truth.
This is pretty much the end and the down fall of Oedipus. After he finds her he pokes his eyes out and exiles himself which is the darkest part of the whole story
With a terrifying scream... she was anging there with a noose around her neck