Is Oedipus the King a true story?
Answer and Explanation: No, Oedipus was not a real person in the play. He was a mythological King of Thebes from the cursed House of Cadmus. According to Apollo’s oracle, he was doomed to kill his father and marry his mother.
How many versions of Oedipus are there?
Aeschylus’ Oedipus trilogy
The First play was Laius, the second was Oedipus, and the third was Seven against Thebes. Only the third play survives, in which Oedipus’ sons Eteocles and Polynices kill each other warring over the throne.
What is the lesson of Oedipus the King?
Not only that, but Oedipus learns that the king was his father and that Queen Jocasta, whom he had married, was his mother. In his attempt to flee from fate, Oedipus doomed himself to fulfill his destiny. The moral of the story is that you cannot control your destiny.