Oedipus is the King of Thebes, he was cursed and abandoned at birth; he meets with the priests of Thebes because of a plague that has fallen upon the city. Oedipus sends Creon to the oracle Delphi for instructions from the gods to see how to end the plague. Creon tells Oedipus and the priests that in order to end the plague the murder of the form king of Thebes Laius must be avenged. Oedipus then goes on to say that anyone who with holds information about the murder will be banished from Thebes, he prays the murder will waste his life away, and then he says “If in my house, I knowing it, he dwells, may every curse I speak on my head fall.”(Lines 265-266) Teiresias a blind seer is call by Oedipus to reveal who the murder is; Teiresias refuses to tell him information so Oedipus threatens him with death and Teiresias tells him that the killer is Oedipus. Oedipus then accuses Creon and Teiresias of plotting against him and he then charges Creon with treason; Jocasta and the chorus tells him to keep an open mind so he frees Creon. Jocasta asks Oedipus what the oracle and seer said that made him so upset and tells him that there is no truth in oracles and prophets. After telling Oedipus that Jocasta she says she has proof and tells him about how his father died, the prophecy she received about the baby she abandoned. After hearing this Oedipus is very disturbed by this, might Teiresias accusation have new meaning for Oedipus at this point?
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