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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