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25 Cards in this Set

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What is the priest doing at the beginning of the play?
Asking the gods for help
Why is the priest doing this?
There is a plague on the city
Where did Oedipus send Creon at the beginning of the play?
To the Pythian Oracle
What does Creon report?
That Laius's killer must be found
What should happen to the man they will find?
He must be banished or be killed
Why didn't anyone investigate Laius's murder at the time?
The sphinx was attacking the city
What does Oedipus announce to the Theban people?
- That if anyone knows who killed Laius, he should come forward
- That if any man confesses, he will only be banished
- That he too will be punished if he helps the killer
Who is rumored to have killed Laius?
Who does Creon advise Oedipus to send for?
What does Teiresias say when he arrives?
That he will not tell who did it
How does Oedipus respond when Teiresias charges him with killing Laius?
- He accuses Creon of killing Laius
- He calls Teiresias a blind fool
- He accuses Teiresias of conspiring with Creon
What does Teiresias say will happen to Oedipus?
He will leave Thebes a blind beggar
What does Oedipus ask Creon?
Why Teiresias didn't say anything at the time of Laius's death
Does Creon say he wants to be king?
What does Jocasta convince Oedipus to do to Creon?
forgive him
What does Jocasta attempt to prove to Oedipus?
that there is no thruth in prophecy
What does she say she did with her baby?
She left it exposed on a mountain
Where was Laius killed?
At a crossroads
Why does Jocasta's story upset Oedipus?
He killed a man at a crossroads
What made Oedipus go to the oracle when he was young?
A man called him a bastard
What did the oracle tell Oedipus?
that he would kill his father and marry his mother
Why did Oedipus leave Corinth?
He was afraid of what the oracle said
What is Jocasta doing the next time she leaves the palace?
Praying to the gods
What news does the messenger bring from Corinth?
- That Polybus is dead
- That Corinth wants Oedipus to be its king
- That Polybus was not Oedipus's father
Who gave Oedipus to Polybus and Merop
The messenger