Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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  • King Laius and Queen Jocasta are told their child will murder King Laius. 
  • Queen Jocasta gives the baby away.  He is taken to be raised by Queen Merope and King Polybus of Corinth
  • The answer to your riddle is a man
  • Oedipus is told that the king and queen of Corinth are not his real parents by a man at a party. He seeks council from an oracle who reveals to him that he will kill his father and have children with his mother. 
  • I must find out how to end this plague!
  • Oedipus flees Corinth. He murders a man in an act of road rage. 
  • Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx. saving the town of Thebes. He now becomes King of Thebes. 
  • Thebes is overcome with a plague. Oedipus sends Creon to find a way to cure the plague. He is told that the plague will end when they find out who was responsible for the murder of King Laius. 
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