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  • Oedipus flees his home in an attempt to escape a prophecy that was given to him. On his journey, he kills an old man who turns out to be his father.
  • Oedipus arrives at Thebes, but it is plagued by a Sphinx who strangles anyone who does not answer her riddle correctly. He defeats her to gain the trust of Thebes whose people crown him as king.
  • The Priest tells Oedipus as the common folk watch that crops are diseased and people are dying and they want their king, Oedipus, to go fix it.
  • Oedipus believes it is his duty to return good life to his kingdom, therefore he agrees to undertake this burden.
  • Creon was a messenger sent by Oedipus to figure out why his land was suffering. He returns at just the right moment to continue the plot.
  • Creon says that he spoke to Apollo who told him that the man who killed their old king must be slain in order to return prosperity to the kingdom.
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