"There is no way to count the pains we suffer. All our people are sick. There is no sword of thought which will protect us" (13).
"My search has found one way to treat our disease--and I have acted already. I have sent Creon, my brother-in-law, to the prophetic oracle of Apollo, to find out by what action or speech, if any, I may rescue Thebes" (7-8).
"The man who sees most eye to eye with Lord Apollo is Tiresias and from him you might learn most clearly the truth for which you are searching" (17).
The citizens explained to Oedipus what the plague did to the people affected.
The plague is turning everyone affected into Bob Ross
Oedipus spoke with Tiresias, but unfortunately they were still not able to discover who killed Laius
Since Laius' killer was not found, the citizens of Thebes stayed as Bob Ross forever