Oedipus the King

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The drama Oedipus the King tells of a boy born to King Laius, but raised as the son of the King of Corinth. He is named Oedipus. Oedipus is foretold by an oracle that he will slay his father and wed his mother. And so, thinking that his real parents are the King and Queen of Corinth, he flees. While travelling, he unknowingly kills Laius, then travels to Thebes, where he is taken in as king and marries his mother Jocastas. In lines 245-335, Oedipus speaks to the people of Corinth about the killing of Laius. During this scene, Oedipus characterizes himself by displaying his ignorance to the fact that he is the murderer, his quickness to react, and his arrogance.

Throughout this scene, Oedipus demonstrates his ignorance to the fact that he is the murderer. He persistently questions the people on who the killer is when he himself is in fact the murderer. He tells the crowd to let no man speak to the murderer of Laius, and when he questions the crowd, they are silence. This could be used

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