Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

How did the plan backfire on King Laius and Queen Laius?

What happened instead?

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Their plan is thwarted when a herdsman saves Oedipus and takes him to another country. Because Oedipus lived, the prophecy was fulfilled and Laius was unknowingly killed on the road by his own son.


Oedipus Rex