Oedipus Final Project

Oedipus Final Project
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  • Thebes is covered in sickness from the plague and the only way to cleanse Thebes is for Oedipus the King to find the murderer of Laios
  • The prophet, Tiresias, tries to tell Oedipus that he is the murderer and Oedipus accuses him of plotting against him
  • Wisdom is a dreadful thing when it brings no profit to its possesor
  • Before Oedipus came to Thebes, a cart with many men came where three roads meet and Oedipus murdered the men out of self defense.
  • (The one slave who survived)
  • (Oedipus)
  • (Laios)
  • Oedipus tells Jokasta about a prophecy he had before he came to Thebes that said he would kill his father and be his mother's lover, which is the reason he left his home.
  • I would be my mother's lover. I would show the world children no one could bear to look at. I would murder the father whose seed I am.
  • The messenger tells Oedipus that Polybus has died but that he is not his father as Oedipus had thought. The shepherd then tells Oedipus that he was Laios' son and was supposed to die. The truth unfolds.
  • (Messenger from Korinth)
  • (Slave who witnessed the murder)
  • Jokasta kills herself and Oedipus gauges his eyes out after they find out the truth
  • Eyes, now you will not, no, never see the evil I suffered, the evil I caused.
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