Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

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  • The city of Thebes suffers from plague.
  • Creon returns to Thebes and tells Oedipus  the prophecy from the oracle.
  • To save Thebes from the plague we must find and punish the murderer of Laius.
  • Oedipus threatens to  banish Creon and Tiresias after hearing Tiresias' prophecy.
  • Both of you are plotting together to overthrow me.
  • I am a prophet and I know  you killed Laius.
  • Jacasta tells  Oedipus not to believe prophets.
  • A prophecy I once received was that Laius would be killed by our son but Laius was actually killed by a stranger and our son in now dead.
  • After being told that Laius is Oedipus' true father, Oedipus realizes that he killed Laius and married his own mother.
  • I have fulfilled my terrible prophecy, I did kill Laius!!!
  • Creon grants Oedipus his request which is to exile Oedipus to save Thebes from the plague.
  • For killing Laius, you are exiled!!!
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