Mon 18 Aug, 2008 01:39 am
Hello. If you've read the book, can you please help me with this question?
I am to find the part of the book where Oedipus entrusts his children to Creon, but after reading it and skimming it a few more times, I simply cannot find such a happening. Can someone please help me find it? Thank You.
Erm...not sure what book you refer to...is it Sophocles' "The Theban Plays" for instance?
it's right at the end of Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus the King as it's translated. here's one online version, yours might differ a bit. he does this in 2 places, so i'll just quote those parts & leave out the rest.
But my unhappy children"for my sons
Be not concerned, O Creon, they are men,
And for themselves, where'er they be, can fend.
But for my daughters twain, poor innocent maids,
Who ever sat beside me at the board
Sharing my viands, drinking of my cup,
For them, I pray thee, care, and, if thou willst,
O might I feel their touch and make my moan.
O Prince, Menoeceus' son, to thee, I turn,
With the it rests to father them, for we
Their natural parents, both of us, are lost.
O leave them not to wander poor, unwed,
Thy kin, nor let them share my low estate.
O pity them so young, and but for thee
All destitute. Thy hand upon it, Prince.
Oh my, thank you so very much, Yitwail, & the rest who tried to help. That was perfect! I love you guys!