Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

What does Jocasta attempt to do? Is she successful?


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Jocasta berates the two men in order to stop them from airing their private griefs when there is a public crisis. She begs Oedipus to believe Creon and to be merciful. The Chorus joins in her pleas, and Oedipus reluctantly lets Creon go.