Oedipus the king play analysis

By now, Jocasta is beginning to realize the truth, and desperately begs Oedipus to stop asking questions. He drives all the action forward. Thought and character make persons actions. In final despair, Oedipus takes two long gold pins from her dress, and plunges them into his own eyes.

According to Jocasta, the prophecy did not come true because the baby died, abandoned, and Laius himself was killed by a band of robbers at a crossroads.

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Summoned by the king, the blind prophet Tiresias at first refuses to speak, but finally accuses Oedipus himself of killing Laius. When Teiresias enters, Oedipus immediately wants to know what the oracle told him.

He was given a prophecy that he would some day murder his father and sleep with his mother. Oedipus is the main figure and legend of Sophocles ' play. One day, he found a baby on Mount Cithaeron, near Thebes. Oedipus comes out, and he addresses the people that are there, but he also addresses us.

Alas, my hopes still wound up being dashed at the conclusion.

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A Summary and Analysis of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King