Oedipus Discussion Post Week 6 - Oedipus Discussion Post Week 6 The passage from the Oedipus The King short story by Sophocles that I found the most

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Oedipus Discussion Post Week 6 The passage from the “Oedipus The King” short story by Sophocles that I found the most interesting was near the end of the story, lines 1061 to 1089. Oedipus recalls the shepherd who he heard knew about his history. By finding this specific shepherd, he can maybe find out who his natural parents are. Oedipus is having this discussion with Jocasta, his wife/mother and she is warning him not to go forward with his plans. As Oedipus refuses Jocasta’s wishes, she leaves the scene and we are left with Oedipus talking to the audience, I presume, having a monologue about finding out about his lineage, because it will possibly bring him fortune. From lines 1080-1089, Oedipus is speaking after the chorus, “Let the storm burst, my fixed resolve still holds,/To learn my lineage, be it ever so low/It may be she with all a woman's pride/Thinks scornfully of my base parentage. But I/Who rank myself as Fortune's favorite child,/The giver of good gifts, shall not be shamed./Fortune is my mother and the changing

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