Sammy Oedipus rex - Samuel Castrejon Period 4 Oedipus Rex...

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Samuel Castrejon Period 4 10/28/10 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Fifth Century B.C. Characters: Characters in Oedipus Rex consist of: Oedipus, Creon, a messenger, Teiresias, Shepherd of Laius, Jocasta, Second Messenger, Choragos, Chorus of Theband Elders, Amtigone, and Ismene. Location: The location of Oedipus Rex takes place in ancient Greece in the city of Thebes, where Oedipus is the king. The other Location in the story also takes place inside Oedipus’s palace. Major Scenes: The peasants of Thebes come to offer sacrifices to Oedipus in order to rid the plague that struck the city, and Creon informs Oedipus the plague will be gone once the murderer of the former King Laius is found (10-110). Oedipus sends for Teiresia, the fortune, teller to discover the name of the murdered of King Laius and Teiresias refuses to tell what he knows because he knows the truth. (285-330). Jocasta, Oedipus’s wife, proceeds to tell him how King Laius, her husband, died and tells him that an oracle informed them that their son would murder King Laius. She also tells him how they killed their son to prevent the oracle’s word from becoming reality (670-675). Oedipus learns that his father King Polybus has died and that he is wanted to become the king of Corinth. He also learns that he must not worry about killing his own father since he is already dead (895-915). The messenger reveals to Oedipus that Polybus was not his true father, which keeps the Oedipus’s destiny of killing his father alive (964). The messenger’s words are confirmed by the shepherd of Laius who reveals the true identity of Oedipus (1100-1120).
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