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Laius’ killer, it’s shown how he goes on to interview Teiresias. Teiresias a blind prophet who knows exactly who Laius’ killer is but is unwilling to talk due to the upset it’s going to cause Oedipus. Nonetheless, Oedipus is easily angered and is annoyed with Teiresias for his uncooperative manner and pushes him to tell the truth that he knows, which is that it was Oedipus who killed Laius. Oedipus, even more enraged at this claim, accuses Teiresias and Creon of attempting to frame him and dethrone him for their own personal gains. Like any husband, Oedipus goes to vent to his wife Jocasta, who rejects the plausibility of any prophecy due to her own experiences with prophecies. Jocasta, who used to be married to Laius, had been told a prophecy that she would born a son that would to live to kill his father and marry his mother. However, because Laius and Jocasta killed their child due to this prophecy, Jocasta assumed the prophecy couldn’t be true, and reflected this experience to Oedipus’ prophecy as well. Oedipus’ discussion with Jocasta plants more doubt in him which are demonstrated to be true as the messenger informs Oedipus that King of Corinth and Merope is not truly Oedipus’ father and mother. All of these events sum up the rising action of the play; these events serve to build up the climax of the play and give excitement and curiosity to the reader as to what’s going to take place. Also, it’s critical to note that the rising action took place immediately after the exposition in the play, showing that there is a particular organization to it.
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