The first part of her response is obviously aimed at calming Oedipus’ fears that he ight have killed Laius. But the second part is Just as obviously aimed at calming and even repudiating the concern that has dominated his life in the years leading up to this day, a concern that neither sees as having any effect of the here and now sufferings of Thebes. When he persists in his fears, she says.
Oedipus's seer Creon enters the king's court and discusses the oracle which he had perceived. The city of Thebes is suffering. Although the king is a mighty man with the respect of his citizens, the city is still under the oppressive hand of the gods. Creon says that there is an evil in the land which must be cleansed. The king agrees that it is fate, or the proper execution of justice for the.