How Does Sophocles Use Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King

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In the play, Oedipus the king by Sophocles, the audience sees many dramatic ironies. Within this dramatic irony, they have previous knowledge about what is going on and what is being said, but the Character does not know the truth about what is going on. In the play, Sophocles uses dramatic irony to illustrate about Oedipus’ ignorance about the truth in Tiresias’ speech, which is symbolized as “blindness”, which contributes to the foreshadowing of Oedipus’ future. The dramatic irony within the play, that repeats a lot, is that Oedipus doesn’t know the truth, that he fulfilled the prophecy in which he will kill his father, Laius, and marry his mother, Jocasta. Tiresias even tells Oedipus that he doesn’t know the truth when he mentions to

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