MSU CLA 140 - Œdipus Tyrranus 2 (10 pages)

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dipus Tyrranus 2 OT Plot Summary cont V Dialogue with Creon 513 633 A Creon enters and proclaims his innocence 513530 B dipus enters and accuses Creon of the murder and of plotting against him 531 543 C They argue mostly stichomythia surrounding a speech by Creon 544 633 1 dipus argument Teiresias was in Thebes when Laius was murdered but never mentioned me until he spoke to you OT Plot Summary cont 2 Creon s argument I have royal power already What would I gain by seizing your throne and living in fear Send to Delphi and see what the god says VI Dialogue with Iocasta 634 862 A Iocasta and the chorus plead for Creon dipus doesn t forgive him but grudgingly allows him to leave 634 678 B dipus recounts the argument to Iocasta 679706 OT Plot Summary cont C Iocasta claims human prophecy is empty tells the false prophecy given Laius before his death 707 725 D dipus recognizes details of the murder becomes frightened summons the lone survivor of the murder n b 738 and 745 726 768 E dipus tells of his embassy to Apollo 771 833 1 Drunk at a party accused him of being a bastard 780781 2 He went to Apollo to ask about his parentage 787 788 OT Plot Summary cont 3 Apollo didn t answer that question but made a horrible prophecy 789 793 4 dipus fled Corinth and in his wanderings killed a man in a situation very much like Laius murder 794 813 5 He fears he is guilty and mourns his fate 814 833 6 His one point of hope Laius was supposedly murdered by a group of men 834 861 VII Stasimon 2 on Justice 863 910 VIII Messenger Speech 911 1086 A Iocasta supplicates Apollo asking for release from the plague 911 923 OT Plot Summary cont B Messenger arrives from Corinth bringing news of Polybus death 925 948 C dipus is overjoyed that the oracle has turned out false 964 972 D He still fears his mother 984 986 E The messenger asks why is told of the prophecy and tries to please dipus by revealing his adoption 9891020 F The messenger then shepherd received the infant dipus from Laius shepherd



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