Question: English & Literature

What did the shepherd do to the baby he had been ordered to kill in Oedipus the King?
In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
Asked from the Oedipus the King study pack
Answers

The shepherd wasn't the one that was ordered to kill the child; it was a servant for the Queen. The servant leaves the child on a mountainside to die from exposure, but a shepherd finds the baby with its feet pinned. He removes the pins, names the child Oedipus, then takes him to Corinth where the local King, who is childless, adopts the baby and raises him as his own. 

MHood2 | 574 days ago