Apollo HELP! The city of Thebes has a plague and needs guidance.
Thebes has a plague because the murderer of Laius is still alive and must leave!
Tiresias, who is the murderer, you must tell me!
You and Creon are coming for my crown!
I will not say
The murderer, brother and father bothto the children he embraces, to his motherson and husband
OH NO WHAT DO I DO? I AM A TERRIBLE PERSON!
Oedipus you're the killer of the king!
YOUR ALSO MY SON!
"Very well,I will tell you what I heard from the god.Apollo commands us—he was quite clear—Drive the corruption from the land, don’t harbor it any longer, past all cure, don’t nurse it in your soil—root it out!” (pdf lines 107-111).
"A stranger, you may think, who lives among you, he soon will be revealed a native Theban but he will take no joy in the revelation. Blind who now has eyes, beggar who now is rich, he will grope his way toward a foreign soil, a stick tapping before him step by step." (pdf lines 113-119)
"Wasn’t I born for torment? Look me in the eyes I am abomination—heart and soul! I must be exiled, and even in exile never see my parents, never set foot on native ground again." (pdf lines 910-915)