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The Rise And Fall Of Oedipus The King

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In the tragedy of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, a man pursues the truth of who he really is and uncovers some secrets about his past that he never knew. The citizens of Thebes begged Oedipus for help because of the plague. To help Oedipus sent Creon to oracle of Delphi to get help from opollo.Creon arrives back from Delphi and reports that the oracle said “final former kings mourner”. Oedipus starts to seek information about who killed Laius. He welcomes Tiresias to the palace but Tiresias regrets coming to the palace. Tiresias tells Oedipus that he is the wound - the cause of the plague. Oedipus responds by saying Tiresias is plotting creason with Creon. Oedipus accuses Creon of treason, Jocasta stands up for Creon, Oedipus banishes him and he leaves.…show more content…
Creon says Thebes must find and punish kings murderer.People are doubting oracle and gods. Herald from Corinth tells Jocasta about polybus death and Corinthians want Oedipus to be there King.Oedipus finds out about polybus death and he didn't kill him.Oedipus still fears prophecy though.Herald tells Oedipus that meropi and polybus are NOT his parents.Herald testifies to Oedipus ountity.Jocasta feels horror as she realizes the truth of Oedipus identity and she wants to protect him. Herald identifies Shepard relvorently shares past events like Oedipus real parents. Oedipus realizes the truth.The attendant says that Jocasta hung herself.oedipus stabs his eyes out.oedipus suffers as he processes the truth and his
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