Oedipus Receives Disturbing News from Corinth

Oedipus learns from a messenger that his wife/mother Jocasta has hanged herself in despair, and that his brother-in-law/uncle, Creon, has seized the throne of Thebes.

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Oedipus is informed by a Corinthian messenger that his wife Jocasta has hanged herself.

Oedipus is distraught when he learns of Jocasta’s death. He had hoped that she would be able to help him make sense of the terrible prophecy that has haunted him all his life. Now, with her gone, he feels completely alone and lost.

Oedipus is devastated by the news and asks the messenger to tell him how she died.

The messenger tells Oedipus that Jocasta committed suicide when she learned the truth about who he really is. Oedipus is distraught and asks to be taken to where she is so that he can see her for himself.

The messenger tells Oedipus that Jocasta killed herself after learning the truth about her husband’s identity.

The messenger tells Oedipus that Jocasta killed herself after learning the truth about her husband’s identity. Oedipus is understandably distraught and blames himself for her death.

Oedipus is overcome with grief and remorse for his actions and blinds himself.

Upon receiving the news from Corinth that his wife and mother have both died, Oedipus is overcome with grief and remorse for his actions. He blinds himself in despair and wanders off into the wilderness, a broken man.

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