Oedipus the King
Updated: 1/11/2021
Oedipus the King

Storyboard Text

  • do not worry, my brother-in-law is already on the job
  • please get rid of the plague!!
  • find the killer of Laius, then no plague
  • psst! don't listen to him! He was killed by robbers
  • What?! I didn't do it!
  • Oedipus killed Laius
  • Yay! I just found out my father died of old age, what a relief! I didn't kill him!
  • Oh NO! I must hear the truth from the shepherd
  • You're wrong! Polybus and Merope are not your real parents, I gave you to the royal couple when a shepherd offered him an abandoned baby
  • WHAT?! NO! This means I have married my mother and killed my own father!!
  • Yes, you are the son of Laius and Jocasta
  • Oedipus the King went home to find that the Queen had killed herself. Oedipus then takes the pins from her gown and rakes out his eyes, so that he can no longer look upon the misery he has caused. Now blinded and disgraced, Oedipus begs Creon to kill himhe quietly submits to Creon's leadership, and humbly awaits the oracle that will determine whether he will stay in Thebes or be cast out forever.