Oedipus Rex

by

Sophocles

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Triple crossroad

Oedipus killed King Laius at a place "where three roads meet," or a triple crossroad. Typically, crossroads symbolize a choice to be made. Yet because the murder of Laius occurred in the distant past. Oedipus's… read analysis of Triple crossroad

Swollen ankles

As an adult, Oedipus still limps from a childhood injury to his ankles. This limp, and his very name—which means "swollen ankle," and which was given to him because of a childhood ankle injury—are clues… read analysis of Swollen ankles