Oedipus Plot

Oedipus Plot
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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The king of thebes heard from the prophecy that his son Oedipus will kill him so he sent a servant to throw him in the river. Instead the servant showed mercy and just left him on the edge.
  • climax
  • A shepherd found Oedipus and gave it to the king and queen of corinth as a gift because they couldn't bear a child.
  • Falling Action
  • Oedipus now grown heard from the oracle that he will kill his father. Him not knowing his real father he left to Thebes to protect his adoptive parents. On his way an old man makes him angry & he kills the old man & his servants except one, who escaped.
  • Resolution
  • Oedipus became king of Thebes & has four children. He finds out from the survivor that he killed the previous king who was his father and that he married his mother and had four children with her. 
  • Oedipus gouges his eyes out and banishes himself from the kingdom with two of his children.
  • Blind from the truth and now blind from the world, Oedipus walks the earth poor and blind with his two children.
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