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The weight of what you said can't just be brushed aside; the consequences are severe.
"The injury that such a word may do is no mere trifle, but more vast than any" - Creon.
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Me, the one and only famous Oedipus, has come to help you.
"I have myself come hither, Oedipus, known far and wide by name" - Oedipus.
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Trying to make the gods do what you want is impossible.
"To constrain the gods to what they will not, passes all men's power." - Oedipus.
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May you discover the truth, mighty and eternal Zeus.
"Zeus... be this not hid from Thee, nor from Thy might, which endeth never." - Chorus.
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Pride is the ultimate undoing of kings - if it gets too large, their downfall approaches.
"Pride is the germ of kings; Pride, when puffed up, vainly... mounts the wall, only to hurry to the fatal flaw"- Chorus.
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I don't pay attention to what my superiors do.
"I do not know, I have no eyes for what my masters do." - Senator.
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You have eyes, but you don't use them!
"You have your sight, and do not see." - Tiresias.
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Trust me, humans don't need to depend on visions and prophecies.
"Listen and learn, nothing in human life turns on the soothsayer's art." - Jocasta.
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You're all sick, and I'm the most sick.
"You are all sick, I know it, and in your sickness there is not one of you so sick as I." - Oedipus.
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Your eyes, ears and mind know nothing at all!
"Blind as you are in eyes, and ears, and mind!" - Oedipus.
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He stabbed his own eyes out; blood gushed down his face all at once.
"Smote the nerves of his own eyeballs... the blood ran down his face, not drop by drop, but all at once, in a dark shower of gore." - Messenger.
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How horrible darkness is, covering everything!
"Thou horror of thick darkness overspread!" - Oedipus.
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Gods who control fate, find the one who's causing the plague; his doom traps him.
"Averters of my fate... hunt down the Unknown... that with swift wings' beat for ever circles him round." - Chorus.
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You'll be exiled from this land due to the curse laid on you by your parents.
"Soon from this land shall drive you, stalking grim, your mother's and father's two-edged curse" - Tiresias.
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Some horrible things were mentioned in the prophecy... children not fit to be seen by anyone.
"Strange and lamentable things revealed... produce a race intolerable for men to see." - Oedipus.
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The persion who saved me from death actually made things worse!
"He who saved me alive, who rescued me from fate, shewing no kindness to me!" - Oedipus.
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Come to your brother, children... sadly, you'll never marry, you will be shunned.
"Come, come hither to my arms - to these brotherly arms... but you needs must wither, barren - unwed." - Oedipus.
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My baby blankets were horrible, sinful.
"A shameful sort of swaddling bands were mine." - Oedipus.
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So gods, what do you say to this?
"O prophecies of Gods, where are you now?" - Jocasta.
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I don't want to be a king.
"Neither am I, by nature, covetous to be a king." - Creon.
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It's not fair to accuse good men of doing bad things, and vice versa.
"For just is it not to hold bad men for good, good men for bad." - Creon.
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Listen to me. Whoever the criminal is, as your king and ruler, I demand that nobody should speak to him.
"You must hear me say what I shall do. Whoe'er he be, I order that of this land, whose power and throne are mine, none entertain him" - Oedipus.
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You were doomed until I arrived and killed her using only my brains!
"Till I came, the unlettered Oedipus, and ended her, by sleight of wit" - Oedipus.
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By killing the Sphinx, we made you the most important person in Thebes, and respected you.
"Slaying thy monster-maid... for this cause thou hast been named our king and honoured in the highest" - Chorus.
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I'm so sorry, my king, forgive me.
"Pardon, my lord; pardon, my illustrious sir" - Oedipus.
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Who else could have been cursed with such hatred from the gods?
"Who on earth could have been born with more hate from heaven?" - Oedipus.
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Knowledge is a bad thing, as it only causes worse things to happen.
"How terrible it is to know, when no good comes of knowing." - Tiresias.
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I'm free, as I know the truth.
"I am Free! For I have in me the strength of truth." - Tiresias.
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I will never look upon the light again.
"O Light, this be the last time I shall gaze on thee" - Oedipus.
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