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September 25, 2005

Sophocles, Oedipus the King (Up to Scene III) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Teiresias:the wretch
Who murdered Laius--that man is here.

(Later on in the paragraph)

And of the children, inmates of his home,
He shall be proved the brother and the sire,
Of her who bare him son and husband both,
Co-partner, and assassin of his sire.
Go in and ponder this, and if thou find
That I have missed the mark, henceforth declare
I have no wit nor skill in prophecy.

I like how it said the word "inmate" I think right there that says something about Oedipis killing Laius and his father. I just thought it was such a clue to that.

There is so much foreshadowing in this play. It's kind of ironic to me that Teirsias sees these things about Oedipus' future and Oedipus himself can't see his future.

Posted by DanielleMeyer at September 25, 2005 09:16 PM


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