Oedipus the King Characters

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Oedipus

Protagonist; former prince of Corinth; King of Thebes

Jocosta

Oedipus' wife and mother

Laius

Oedipus' father; killed at a crossroads by Oedipus

Teiresias

Blind Prophet

Creon

Jocosta's brother; new king of Thebes after Oedipus is exhiled

Messenger from Corinth

Gave Oedipus to Polybus and Merope

Herdsman

Gives Oedipus to Messenger

Priest

Begs the Gods to lift the plague

Second Messenger

tells chorus and Oedipus of Jocosta's suicide

Ismene and Antigone

Daughters of Oedipus

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