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Oedipus Rex Story BoardZach DriscollPer 3AP Comp and Lit1. ExpositionThe play begins in Thebes. Oedipus, the king of Thebes is trying to figure out why.He promises to the people of Thebes that he will find the cure to the plague.He sends Creon, his brother and law, to the Oracle of Delphi to see how he can fix the plague.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.odysseyadventures.ca%2Farticles%2Fthebes%2Farticle_thebes.htm&ei=PkneVN_hGY2nyATmsYLoCw&bvm=bv.85970519,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNFPZgu1irJYBiHyEoO3iZIu7Xmd1w&ust=14239402695092882. A Solution to the ProblemCreon returns from the oracleHe tells Oedipus that in order to stop the plague he must find the one who killed King Laius, the previous king and punish them for what they did.Oedipus vows to catch the murderer

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121201224504/runescape/images/b/b0/Steel_dagger_detail.png&imgrefurl=http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Steel_dagger&h=885&w=868&tbnid=nHJRXeMCluC5zM:&zoom=1&docid=iG0sZNwK60GSQM&ei=AEreVM6yE4z2yQTE1YC4Cg&tbm=isch&ved=0CDMQMygAMAA3. A Blind Man who sees Oedipus then calls Tiresias a blind prophetTiresias refuses to give Oedipus the information that he desiresOedipus gets mad and taunts TiresiasTiresias reveals the truthOedipus gets mad and does not believe him. Oedipus accuses Tiresias and Creon of conspiring against him

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.runningblindthemovie.com%2Ftag%2Fdocumentary-film%2F&ei=tUreVNGEM4iTyQSsloHACA&bvm=bv.85970519,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNEoZTq3Qs5rTu_MZWflfqtmcdsNng&ust=14239406589173654. The Result of the accusationCreon hears of Oedipus accusation and quarrels with him.After hearing this loud conversation Jocasta, Oedipus wife arrives.She attempts to calm Oedipus down by telling him about her prophecy which just happens to be very similar to his.Oedipus becomes more worried

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAcQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifehack.org%2Farticles%2Fcommunication%2Fhow-to-win-arguments-dos-donts-and-sneaky-tactics.html&ei=u0veVLy1G5CqyAS7h4HQDg&bvm=bv.85970519,d.aWw&psig=AFQjCNElwgrAauTn4jDrLSOuw534xOmHGg&ust=14239409198701445. Another Solution to the ProblemJocasta tells Oedipus of a man who survived the attack.She says that this man could settle all questions about if Oedipus killed Laius or not.They send for the man and begin to wait

http://www.sapling-inc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/4673-12InSAL-18810_cropped.jpg6. What a Coincidence?A messenger shows up with new for OedipusIt turns out that his father had diedOedipus and Jocasta are relieved because this means that Oedipus did not kill his fatherThen the messenger reveals that Oedipus is adoptedOedipus begins to get nervous again. This is the peripetia of the play

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/son-youre-adopted.jpg7. The Sole SurvivorThe only survivor from the attack, a herdsman, comes to the castleOedipus asks him about the attackIt is revealed that Oedipus killed his father and then married his motherIt is also revealed that the herdsman was the one who Jocasta and Laius gave Oedipus to, to dispose ofThis is the Climax of the play

8. The Problem with the SolutionOedipus has his AgnorosisHe realizes that Jocasta is his motherHe realizes that he could not avoid the prophecyHe realizes that he killed his father

He learns that Jocasta has killed herself after learning about the situationWith this Agnorosis he has discovered the cause of the plague, which is himself

http://bitchspot.jadedragononline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Suicide.jpg9. Figurative Blindness Become LiteralOedipus blinds himself because of this scaring truthHe goes from being blind in a figurative sense because he cannot see the truth of the situation to being literally blindHe talks to his children and apologizes for the rough life he has caused them

http://julietisthesun.com/fin/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/surprised-child.jpg10. Exile and ResolutionOedipus Exiles himself from ThebesAs a result of this the plague is curedThe primary conflict of the play has been resolvedUniversal order has been restored

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/148/6/7/happy_world_by_rainbow_machine-d3hgl8g.pngTHE END