What news does the messenger give Oedipus about his parentage?
What does the messenger bring Oedipus in the Odyssey?
How does the shepherd react when the messenger identifies Oedipus as the child they exchanged?
Oedipus learns that he is not the son of the King of Corinth but a Theban. The Royal Theban Shepherd (who gave Oedipus to the Royal Corinthian Shepherd) is summoned and tells Oedipus who his parents really are. (Powell, p. 478).
One day, Oedipus goes to the Oracle of Delphi to find out who his real parents are. The Oracle doesn’t see fit to tell him this, but she does tell him that he’s destined to kill his father and sleep with his mother. Oedipus tries to run from this fate, but ends up running right into it.
What news does the messenger from Corinth bring to Thebes? The messenger from Corinth comes to tell Oedipus that King Polybus, his “father”, has died. He also brings good news that the people of Isthmus wish Oedipus to be their new king and successor to Polybus.
The messenger brings the news that Polubus is dead and Oedipus will be the new king. He’s sad because the man he thinks is his father is dead but happy because he did not kill him. why does this news make Jocasta happy?