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Summary

The Chorus sings of the questions of parentage and birth. It also sings about the gods and who their fathers might have been.

Analysis

Just as it is not certain who fathered some of the gods, and for what reasons, it is not clear to Oedipus that Laius is his father. The Chorus seems to have figured out that Oedipus was found in the land where Jocasta says she and Laius told the shepherd to place their baby. Again, the members of the Chorus are the voice of trust in the gods, and it is to the gods, not to human beings, that they direct their questions.

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