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Journal Entry #10: Oedipus The King

This was a very interesting story to read. I really enjoyed the mystery involved with this novel, as the story begins with a curse being placed on the kingdom, and the only way to lift the curse is to find the killer of Oedipus’s father. Where this story had taken an interesting turn is when a prophecy becomes revealed that Oedipus is the one who killed his own father, and that his wife, Jocasta, is actually his mother. Oedipus then goes to extreme lengths to discover the truth, meanwhile you have Jocasta telling Oedipus to stop looking for the truth on his past and whether or not he did kill his father. Once he finds out that he did kill his father, he returns back to his kingdom to find out that Jocasta had killed herself. This was truly a tragic story and just goes to show how an idea or prophecy can hurt you in the end. Many of these events were unexpected for me, and overall I found this piece to be an interesting read.