So when he starts telling him the truth Oedipus gets even more mad and taunts Tiresias about being blind. Then Oedipus accuses Ceron of being the murderer and that he is just trying to become king. If it was not for Oedipus’s temper he would not have killed king Laius and his men. Oedipus’s temper had a great contribution to his downfall and later his blindness. Oedipus’s pride also was a large contribution to his downfall.
After this Creon goes to Oedipus and tells him about the murder and the punishment that the awful man shall receive for the murder. Oedipus passionately tries to find the killer of the previous king not knowing that the old man he killed a long time a go was actually King Laius; however, he doesn’t know that in fact he is the true killer of king Laius and not only that also that Laius is actually his real dad. On the other hand he tries to search for the killer so intensely that it proves that he is doesn’t know that he himself is the killer of the king. There is a part in the story when the citizens and the priest actually pray to the god because Oedipus has come to save their city from suffering; Oedipus has so much
In other words, Oedipus is told exactly who he is looking for and, later in the story, has to go through a series of conversations in order to gather proof to believe Teiresias. Citation: “Jocasta: He can not ever show that Laius death Fulfilled the oracle: for Apollo said My child was doomed to kill him: and my child -Poor baby!
Oedipus the King Oedipus the King, the masterpiece of Sophocles, is considered a great tragedy filled with ironies and contradictions between the characters and their personalities. Oedipus is the major character in the story who tries to find out the murderer of Laios who was the king of Thebes. By the time he struggles to solve the problem he is unaware that he is going to find out his own biological father and going to be claimed as the murderer. Actually, this is the main question in this play; how is it possible for Oedipus not to know himself? Is there a really chance that he could not be guilty and be totally innocent?
After Oedipus realizes that he fulfilled his fate of killing his father and marrying his mother, Oedipus declares,”I have been saved for something great and terrible, something strange. Well let destiny come and take me on its way”(323). Then Oedipus gouges out his own eyes so that he cannot look upon his parents in the underworld, his children, or the city he once ruled. He then asks Creon to return him to the place he should have died as a young child, the mountain.The statement reveals that Oedipus fulfilled his fate and that Oedipus truly believes destiny set him on the path of destruction. With the realization of his demise, Oedipus tries to protect himself from punishment and shame by gouging out his own eyes and exiling himself out to die in the place destiny prevented him from dying originally.
Sophocles was one of the greatest playwrights of antiquity, and this of course is not without reason. In his play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses a catastrophic tale to both teach and tell us that no matter what we do, our fate cannot be avoided. Oedipus is the wisest mortal man in Thebes, so it is up to him to find out who killed Laios, a fact unknown to him though, is that he is the murderer of the ex-king Laios. Both his hot temper and the endless pursuit of truth will lead Oedipus into a sticky situation. In order to find the killer of the old king and save his city, Oedipus will learn things about himself he wishes he never had, and in the process fulfill an old prophecy.
To rid Thebes of the disease, he must locate the former king, Laius's, murderer. Ironically, in seeking the truth, Oedipus incriminates himself, for he is the murderer of Laius. He is also presented with news that he is not the biological son of his parents in Corinth and vows to discover the identity of his real parents. Jocasta is the first to make the discovery that Laius is Oedipus's father, and she, his wife, is his mother. The shocking realization motivates her to discourage her son from making the discovery himself.
Oedipus Rex, a play written by Sophocles, is an Athenian tragedy that takes place in the city of Thebes. The play starts off in the middle of a deadly plague, that is triggered by the death and shame of an unpunished murderer of the former king of Thebes, Laius. When the priests come to seek for help to the new king, Oedipus notes that he has already sent Creon to the oracles in order to get answers from the gods. Furthermore, when the chorus suggest that Oedipus should consult Tiresias, an old prophet, he has also already sent for him. Since Oedipus is in search for his truth, he is a man of unceasing action.
On page three Oedipus says “whoever he was that killed the king may readily wish to dispatch me with his murderous hand, so helping the dead king i help myself”(3). He is so clueless and think he is really going to find this murderer, when in reality he is talking about himself. He is not showing
He didn’t commit it on purpose and Jocasta had not realized at the time that Oedipus was her son. It wouldn’t have seemed strange to Oedipus since he believed that his real parents were in Corinth ,so it couldn’t have occurred to him that Jocasta was his mother. No one told anything to the defendant until after he had became king and