Ignorance In Sophocles 'Oedipus The King'

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Throughout the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles, there are many motifs that connect to universal truths, one motif in the play is ignorance. The motif of ignorance can relate to the universal lesson of, truth is not always the best to have because it can harm yourself and others. To start with, Oedipus wants to find out who his mother and father are so he questions a messenger. In the process of this, Jocosta realizes that she is Oedipus’s mother. In addition of her finding out this new information, she cannot live with herself so she commits suicide. Jocosta cries, “Take my advice, I beg you- do not go on with it.” (Sophocles 61) and Oedipus replies, ”Nothing will move me. I will find out the whole truth”(61). Given that, Oedipus does

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