Oedipus seeks counsel from Tiresias, a prophet - who accuses him of murdering the king.
Oedipus speaks to Jocasta about the murder. He reveals what was told to him by the oracle that caused him to flee Corinth. Jocasta tells him not to worry about this. She then reveals to Oedipus the oracle she and the king received, but tells him the king killed the baby.
A messenger comes to Oedipus to inform him of the events that occured when he was a baby. He speaks to the shepherd and another messenger - who confirms the story. Oedipus is the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. The prophecy told to Oedipus had come true. It was Oedipus who murdered King Laius, and he now has children with Queen Jocasta.
Upon realizing what has happened, Queen Jocasta commits suicide.
Oedipus finds the body of Jocasta. Overcome with grief over what has been revealed, he stabs his eyes out.
Oedipus says goodbye to his children and requests exile from Creon, who is now the King of Thebes. Oedipus leaves Thebes.