The citizens of Thebes beg Oedipus to lift the plague that is slowly killing all of them. Oedipus sends Creon his brother in law to Apollo for a oracle.
why did no one look for his murderer??
Creon comes back with answers from the oracle.
let me tell you a story
what do you think
Creon tells that the oracle said they must find out who killed king Laius and punish the murderer if he wants to save the city from dying. King Oedipus talks to the blind prophet puts the blame on Oedipus.
Oedipus sets off to try to figure out who killed this king but is also disappointed in the city for never finding this murder.
Oedipus goes to his wife Jocasta, she tells him not to let the prophecy bother him. She also told him not to worry that Laius was killed my robbers where 3 roads meet
Then a messenger had bought news that king Polybus had passed away. King Polybus was thought to be Oedipus's father. At first king Oedipus felt better He soon finds out Polybus was not his father. Oedipus tracks down a Shepperd who tells him Laius was his father. He was also told his wife Jocasta was also his mother. Oedipus is very upset with his fate. He went back to the palace and found out Jocasta had killed herself. He was so mad and disgusted with himself he tore his eyes out so he could never see again.