What are the two curses in Oedipus Rex?
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles studies the lasting effects of one transgression upon a family. Laius, the king of Thebes, violated the sacred rules of hospitality as a young man. As a result, his entire line was cursed. Laius believed he could escape the gods' judgment by killing his son, but his son survived and the gods' curses eventually found Laius.
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Laius, Jocasta, and Oedipus are bound up by two curses laid down by the gods as punishment for Laius' treachery. First, Laius is told he will be...
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Learn about ''Oedipus Rex'' by Sophocles, with summary, themes, and characters. Discover the story of Oedipus the king and why this story endures in modern times.