9.16 HW - Jocasta, Thebes suffered a degraded plague, which...

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Emily Ko O E D I P U S Because Oedipus was foreseen that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother, he was given to a slave when he was born. However, the slave took pity on the baby; he gave the baby to the king of Corinth who brings Oedipus up as his own. Eighteen years after Oedipus grew up; he went to Delphi to Apollo to confirm his parentage, he then discovered the unacceptable incident that might happen on him. In case the prediction would come true, Oedipus walked toward the opposite direction of Corinth, Thebes. As he makes his trip to Thebes, he met a man driving a wagon with a retinue of slaves at a place where three roads meet. The man was rude and forceful and ordered Oedipus off the road, but Oedipus refused to move, and killed the man in the fight. Several years later after Oedipus had a family with
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Unformatted text preview: Jocasta, Thebes suffered a degraded plague, which is cause by sin and only the god can reveal its cause. Oedipus sent his brother-in-law to consult the oracle at Delphi: the gods answer is that the plague is caused by an unpunished murder. Oedipus places a harsh cruse on the murder, but then found out the truth from a prophet that he was the murder. This mythology points out that people sometimes do not consider all of the conditions thoroughly before they make any decisions. For instance, when Oedipus killed his father, Laius, he did not think that that men might be a gentleman or someone that has close relations with him, all Oedipus thought was to defend his dignity. If Oedipus had paused and think for a moment before he killed Laius, he might not have that unforgivable relationship with his mother....
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2011 for the course LITERATE 101 taught by Professor Paul during the Spring '11 term at Aligarh Muslim University.

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