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5 references to the gods that show doubt or irreverence. Pg Speaker Quote 36 Oedipus “Did you or did you not persuade me that I ought to send for that “holy’ prophet?” 50 Oedipus “Oh, he keeps his own lips clear of responsibility – he sent a swindling prophet in to speak for him.” 50 Jocasta “Don’t pay any attention to prophecies.”
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Unformatted text preview: 59 Jocasta “…-for Apollo said clearly that Laius was to be killed by my son. But that poor infant never killed Laius; it met its own death first. So much for prophecy.” 61 Chorus “The old prophecies about Laius are failing, Men reject them now. Apollo is without honor everywhere. The gods are defeated.”...
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