Forgiving The Sphinx's Riddle In Oedipus The King

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Oedipus the soon-to-be king, solved the Sphinx 's riddle, which had been killing the People of Thebes when they were unable to solve the riddle. The people of Thebes loved and respected Oedipus, for saving them. For defeating the sphinx he was praised by the people of Thebes and married to widowed Queen of Thebes Jocasta. Jocasta 's late husband had been killed by a "group of robbers" . Oedipus The King again becomes a hero when he promises to save the people of Thebes from a plague. Oedipus dispatches Creon to Apollo to ask him how to save the city of Thebes. Creon tells Oedipus "By banishing a man, or expiation of blood by blood, since it is murder guilt which holds our city in this destroying storm." (line 118-120). However, when Creon

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