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Then we beheld the woman hanging there, swinging by the noose entwined about her neck[...] He tore the golden brooches that held her queenly robes, raised them high and plunged them Fully into his eyeballs[...]The man can suffer, as yourselves will see. And soon you shall behold a sight so sad That even the spiteful would pity it.
"Their father slew his father, sowed the seed where he himself was conceived, and begat these maidens at the source from which he sprang." Such are the gibes that men will cast you. Who then will wed you? None, i know, but you must pine, poor maids, in single barrenness.
The second messenger tells the chorus that once Jocasta found out the oracle came true she killed herself then Oedipus also realizes the truth and blinds himself, once he finds Jocasta dead, as a punishment .
Oedipus tells Creon he's banishing himself in order to stop the curse and says goodbye to his daughters.
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