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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

by Sophocles

Memory and the Past Quotes

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Quote #4

OEDIPUS
Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud,
Wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.
Ah me, ah me! What spasms athwart me shoot,
What pangs of agonizing memory?
CHORUS
No marvel if in such a plight thou feel'st
The double weight of past and present woes. (1313-1320)

Realizing what he’s done, Oedipus is tormented by his memories.

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