Ocedipus the King Character Map

By Stephanie Castro

Oedipus the King

Laius and Jocasta are the parents of an infant boy. He receives a prediction form the Oracle of Apollo that their son will kill his father. So they decided to have their child killed but the servant gave it to King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth. The name of their name of adoptive son is Oedipus. When Laius was killed at the crossroads by Oedipus and the city is attacked by a Sphinx. The Sphinx has the head of a woman with the body of a lion and has wings ,murders anyone who fails to answer her riddle. Oedipus is the only one who solved it so Sphinx killed her self. Then he traveled to Thebes, married his mother not knowing she is and has 4 children, 2 daughters Antigone and sons Eteocles and Polynices. Later a plague strikes the city again killing crops and children in their mothers womb.So Oedipus sent his brother in law to ask the oracle of Apollo for help but then finds out that Oedipus was the son that killed king Laius.