Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Jocasta, wife of Oedipus

Her role in the play is minor; her character acts as a foil to Oedipus. While he does everything to seek out the truth, she is hesitant to find out more, knowing that their lives would be ruined if the prophecy was true. She feels that they could continue their lives not knowing, and often begs Oedipus to stop seeking the truth.

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