Oedipal Script


Oedipal Summary

“He therefore
traveled to the Oracle of Delphi, who did not answer him but
did tell him he would murder his father and sleep with his
mother. Hearing this, Oedipus fled his home, never to
return. It was then, on the journey that would take him to

“Prophecy is a central part of Oedipus the King. The play
begins with Creon’s return from the oracle at Delphi, where
he has learned that the plague will be lifted if Thebes
banishes the man who killed Laius. Tiresias prophesies the
capture of one who is both father and brother to his own
children. Oedipus tells Jocasta of a prophecy he heard as a
youth, that he would kill his father and sleep with his
mother, and Jocasta tells Oedipus of a similar prophecy
given to Laius, that her son would grow up to kill his
father. Oedipus and Jocasta debate the extent to which
prophecies should be trusted at all, and when all of the
prophecies come true, it appears that one of Sophocles’ aims
is to justify the powers of the gods and prophets, which had
recently come under attack in fifth-century b.c. Athens.”


Fundamentally, you as the key persona in this script,
designed yourself for it by virtue of something you presumed
in that primitive situation. In general then, the male felt
he was the lover of his mother, father made it with her, as
he did it voluntarily, he felt betrayed by that, wanted her,
and has been playing that out ever since. And not because it
is in his memory, but because he is always with his mother.
Every time he encounters a woman that’s who he is with, you
see? The female is the same. She felt naturally that she was
the lover of her father, the father is messing around with
the other woman, and now she has jealousy conflicts with all
other women, and a betrayal thing with all males. These are
the most basic kinds of demonstrations of the Oedipal