Blindness Vs Sight In Oedipus

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Blindness Vs. Sight In the plays Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles, the city of Thebes deals with two kings, who cause great pain to the city. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus is the very tempered king of Thebes, in which this city has a plague. Little does Oedipus know after blaming everyone else, he is the real cause of the disaster. In Antigone, Oedipus’s daughter Antigone sets out to bury her brother who’s considered a traitor. In doing so she is going against the new king Creon’s law, making Creon become arrogant at the moment, sentencing Antigone to death. In both Oedipus the King and Antigone the author Sophocles introduces the idea of blindness vs. sight, a tragic flaw leading to Oedipus and Creon’s downfalls. When reading the play Oedipus the King, the main character Oedipus has a noticeable flaw, the flaw of being blinded to the truth of his whole life. He blind because of his arrogance. After the plague hits Thebes, Oedipus orders to see Tiresias and when he does he lets his arrogance get in the way. Once he became arrogant he blamed Tiresias. Tiresias they replied, “All right, King: you mock my blindness. Hear me well: you have your…show more content…
When Creon finds out it was Antigone he sentenced her to death. Antigone, felt she did not want to die under Creon’s order so she hung herself. When Haemon (Creon’s son) finds Antigone his fiancé dead, so he kills himself and soon after Creon’s wife stabs herself too, Creon says in pain, “Let me go inside. I don’t know what to do. All my loved ones are dead, and I killed them all myself. I don’t know where to turn. I don’t know who to talk to. I don’t know what to do. Everything that I touch breaks into little pieces. All that I have are fragments, fragments too heavy to bear (pg. 131).” Creon now defeats his arrogance and knows that his one action killed his family and now he leaves the play
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