Oedipus the King - Todd Gable Roche, Paul. The Oedipus...

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Todd Gable Roche, Paul. The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; . New York: Penguin Group, 1996. Pages: 288 Oedipus the King In the city of Thebes there was a plague outbreak. The people of the Thebes ask the king, Oedipus, to stop the plague. Oedipus told the citizens that he has already sent his brother-in-law, Creon, to the Oracle at Delphi to gain knowledge of to stop the outbreak. When Creon arrived back to Thebes, the Oracle at Delphi said the plague will end when the killer of Laius, previous king of Thebes, is found and thrown out of the city. Oedipus then asks Creon about the death of Laius. Creon told him that Laius was killed on his way to an oracle by a group of thieves. Oedipus then promises to find the killer responsible for Laius’s death, and force them to leave the city. Oedipus then questions Tiresias, a blind prophet, about the death of Laius. Initially, Tiresias tries to deny he knows anything about the death of Laius. He knows that telling the truth will cause worse problems for Oedipus. Oedipus then threatens Tiresias by accusing him as the killer. Tiresias then tells Oedipus himself is responsible for the death of Laius. Oedipus naturally refuses to believe Tiresias’s allegation. Oedipus accuses Tiresias and Creon with conspiracy against his life and insanity. Oedipus asks Tiresias why he never did anything before when Thebes suffered a plague. This plague was a Sphinx that was holding the city confined until someone solved her riddle. Oedipus boasted about how he solved the riddle by himself. Tiresias mentions that Oedipus’s parents found him trustworthy.
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