Blindness And Sight In Oedipus The King

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In the tragedy oedipus rex by sophocles, a man is determined to figure out his true identity, but finds a terrible fate. oedipus doesn't pay attention to anything until he starts to realize that something is going on with him. Then he finally realizes what is happening and takes the consequences of his actions. One theme in the play is blindness and sight, blindness can be physical or lack of understanding and sight can be physical or gain of understanding.
Oedipus can be compared with a person who is blind but eventually regained their sight.

At the beginning of the play, Oedipus is blind to his fate. Oedipus was blind to his fate because he didn’t think of himself being Laius's murder which was part of his fate. Even creon said “A man may find whatever he looks for, but misses what he does not.” (3) He’s saying that oedipus may find what he looks for but is blind to the truth. Oedipus also said “Then I shall start from the beginning and bring everything into the light.” (3) He was saying that he wanted to find out the truth but he didn’t find it. At this point in the play, oedipus was completely blind to the truth. That brings me into the middle of the play.
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Oedipus goes to tiresias and tiresias tells oedipus his fate. Oedipus said "If you only had eyes that could see, i'd think you accomplished the deed alone." (7) oedipus said that to tiresias because oedipus didn't want to accept the truth. Oedipus also said "because you are blind, not only in the eyes but in the ears and in your mind as well." (7) oedipus said that tiresias didn’t know what he was talking about. At this point in the play, oedipus was completely blind to the truth. That brings me into the end of the

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