Oedipus The King Of Oedipus Essay

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In the city of Thebes plagues have fallen onto the people and distressed King Oedipus is desperate to find a solution. Since Oedipus freed the citizens from a murderous Sphinx the people hope that Oedipus will salvage the city once more. Oedipus desperately sends, his brother-in-law, Creon to seek advice from the oracle of Apollo. Once Creon arrives from his journey he informs Oedipus that Thebes will be saved if the murderer of the former king of Thebes is found and prosecuted. Although the murder of King Laius occurred years ago, at a crossroad, Oedipus is determined to know who murdered him. His investigation begins once he announces to the citizens that they must turn in any information about the murderer of Laius. When nobody has any information Oedipus summons the blind prophet Tiresias for questioning. At first Tiresias refuses to speak but Oedipus’ bickering pushes Tiresias to proclaim that Oedipus is the murderer of his own father and is bedding with his mother. Out of anger Oedipus casts him out. Later on Creon is furious that Oedipus accuses him of treason. Out of suspicion Oedipus interrogates Creon about his account in the murder investigation of Laius. After Oedipus questions him, Creon professes that he never desired the throne. Creon already possesses power without the duty of a king so Oedipus’s accusations are irrational. Jocasta soon arrives to cease the fighting and Oedipus grudgingly agrees. Jocasta assures Oedipus that prophecies are false since…

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