In order to save Thebes from the clutches of the plague, the oracle suggests Oedipus should take revenge for King Laius’s murder. Oedipus asks the prophet Tiresias for help in his search for the murderer. Tiresias tells him the murderer’s name was Oedipus. The latter doesn’t believe in his own guilt and suspects foul play by Tiresias and Creon. But it is not too long before he realises that he killed his own father by accident and is now married to his mother Jocasta. The end of the tragedy sees Jocasta kill herself and Oedipus blinding himself with two pins from her dress. Müller understands Oedipus’s struggle with Creon and Tiresias as a political rather than a personal affair. In his version of the myth, killing his father and marrying his mother is part of an elaborate intrigue rather than a tragedy that can be attributed to some form of godly intervention.