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Oedipus the King Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 3 Summary

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Scene 3 Summary

Creon enters, protesting that Oedipus has charged him with conspiring with Teiresias against the king, and the chorus tells him that Oedipus's words were spoken in anger, thoughtlessly. Creon asks if Oedipus said he'd told Teiresias to lie and whether the king was out of his mind. The chorus does not know what was in Oedipus's mind, saying that they were "blind" to his meanings.

Oedipus enters. He asks what Creon is doing there and accuses him of seeking Oedipus's crown. Does Creon think that Oedipus is a fool or a coward, to try to usurp his position this way? Creon responds that he is not plotting against Oedipus and says that Oedipus is being stubborn and unreasonable.

Creon asks Oedipus to tell him exactly what Oedipus is accusing him of, and Oedipus notes that Creon was the one who asked him to call Teiresias...

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