Unformatted text preview: mother • decides to leave Corinth city-state forever to overcome his fate • leaves Corinth, never told he was adopted • makes his way to Thebes to a place where 3 roads meet: “Oedipus crossroads” • road rage, Oedipus kills Laertes [father] • goes to the Sphinx, “bad mom syndrome” • city is having troubles, last one to see them Prophet Tiresias Sophoclean Irony • further back in mythical time, Tiresias [alive] hints clues to everyone • realizes things are not getting better in the lands • tries to be good leader and say “I feel everyone’s pain” • “king of Corinth dies”, finds out he is not the true son of king Laertes • Finds out Lias is true father, Oedipus killed him...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course GREEK MYTH 40 taught by Professor Galluci during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08
- Oedipus Rex, Oedipus