Oedipus at colonus lines 1 576 summary after years of wandering in exile from thebes oedipus arrives in a grove outside athens blind and frail he walks with the help of his daughter antigone. In oedipus at colonus oedipus and antigone arrive at neighborhood on the fringes of athens ie colonus and are planning to take up residency the locals are welcoming until they find out the blind man is oedipus. Oedipus at colonus lines 1646 2001 characters see a complete list of the characters in the oedipus plays and in depth analyses of oedipus antigone creon and the chorus. In the timeline of the plays the events of oedipus at colonus occur after oedipus rex and before antigone however it was the last of sophocles three theban plays to be written the play describes the end of oedipus tragic life. In oedipus at colonus sophocles dramatizes the end of the tragic heros life and his mythic significance for athensduring the course of the play oedipus undergoes a transformation from an abject beggar banished from his city because of his sins into a figure of immense power capable of extending or withholding divine blessings
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