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Oedipus Rex

Summary: A summary of the story of Oedipus
Oedipus Rex is the story, written by Sophocles, that talks about the king Oedipus, son of Jocasta and Laius. According to the story, Laius was the king of Thebes and was supposed to marry Jocasta, a pretty woman to whom Laius loved. A short time before the royal wedding took place, the oracle of Delphos advised Laius not to have children with Jocasta because his first son was going to become his murder and marry Jocasta (his own mother). The king got scared, but he still wanted to get married. After a long period of time, Jocasta finally got pregnant, but Laius, afraid of what the oracle said, waited until his first son was born. Later, this little baby was called Oedipus. Once Oedipus was born, the king ordered one of his closest people to kill the new baby Oedipus; but the servant felt bad about what he...

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