Examples Of Foreshadowing In Oedipus The King

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Cynthia Sanchez
THTR 101: Intro to Theatre
Prof. Bingham
April 15, 2017

Synopsis of Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King: a tragedy, focused on the theme of self discovery and eventually, self destruction. The use of motifs and foreshadowing in the play tells about the misfortunes that occur in the life of Oedipus the King of Thebes, and how these occurrences affect his relationship with his mother Jocasta and her deceased husband Laius . The plot begins in a mystery of events that lead the King to try and discover who murdered Laius. King Oedipus discusses the problems of the land and decides to send his brother in law, Creon, to the Oracle at Delphi to ask what actions they should take. With Creon’s return, the King learns that finding
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