Oedipus Rex as a Archetypal Tragic Hero Project
Your suffering will end here.
People of Thebes, I will find the Murderer of King Lauis.
My father is no more to me than one who is nothing?
Since I did not sire you, no more did he.
Oedipus is searching for the Murder of King Lauis to end the suffering of his people.
“The Oracle of Delphi” told him that he would kill his father and marry his mother. To avoid this, he leaves “Corinth” and headed towards “Thebes”. On his way, he killed an old man in a feud and later married the queen of “Thebes”
In this scene, the messenger tells Oedipus that Polybus was not his real father. After more suspenseful questioning, it is finally revealed that the Herdsman got the child from Jocasta and gave it to the Messenger.
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