Sophocles Oedipus The King

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Oedipus the King is a exceptional play written by Sophocles. Despite he was made to be killed when he was an infant, only because King Laius didn't want Oedipus to kill him and marry Queen Jocasta, his mother. Oedipus Rex is now the king of Thebes and the citizens of Thebes love Oedipus. Three major characters in this play would have to be Oedipus, Tiresias, and lastly Creon. Oedipus is Jocasta’s husband and is the king of Thebes, Tiresias is the blind prophet and Creon is Jocasta’s brother. Oedipus has a relationship with the gods by the prophecy the gods had made. King Laius and Queen Jocasta, after they had Oedipus, they had pierced his ankles and tied his hands together and was given to a servant to go leave him in the mountains for …show more content…
Oedipus: How can you say this? Did Polybus not sire me?
Messenger: You have nothing from him, no more than from me.”(Sophocles, Pg. 46). Tiresias is the blind prophet in this play. He is led by a boy who knows the truth about Oedipus parentage. Oedipus calls Tiresias to find Laius’ killer but becomes furious when Tiresias blames Oedipus for killing Laius. His words prove true, suggesting that he is a mouthpiece for the Gods and an oracle to be
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Oedipus: You’ll not rejoice to have said these evils twice.
Tiresias” Should I now say more, too, to anger you further?”(Sophocles, Pg 23) Creon is Jocasta’s brother and shares one third of Thebes riches with Jocasta and Oedipus. Creon is a follower of the Oracle of Apollo. At the start of the play he is returning to Thebes with news of that Laius’ killer needs to be found. Creon is a loyal friend to Oedipus and remains forgiving and humane to Oedipus. he remains humane even when Oedipus turns against him and blames that Creon is conspiring against him. “Creon: I shall say all I heard from the god. Phoebus clearly ordered us, my lord, to drive out the pollution being fostered in this very land, not to nurture it unhealed.
Oedipu: With what cleansing and for what type of disaster?
Creon: By driving a man into exile, or undoing murder with murder again, since this blood shakes our city like a storm.”(Sophocles, Pg. 14) “Oedipus: So I have heard, though I never saw him.
Creon: He died, and the god now orders us clearly to take violent vengeance on the murders.”(Sophocles, Pg.

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