"There is no man blessed amongst us. All the works of man are known and every
soul is tried," sings the chorus at the beginning of Oedipus Rex. After answering the
riddle of man,
of the wheel.
since, a walled township is nothing if it is empty and has no man within it." But, what he
does not realize is that very soon he will have fallen to the bottom.
does not listen to the words of those close to him. In doing so, he will be forced to learn
of his unimagined shame.
Bearing his burden to the end, Laius' murderer will eventually see the truth.
the differ of this land." He tells of the plague not leaving until the murderer is found.
you have a mind to." Only after
murderer: "I say that you are the murderer that you seek."
"Was it Creon that planned this or you yourself...the riddle about man is about...