Oedipus Is To Blame Analysis

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People always say that “the road won’t be easy.” Unfortunately, in life bad things happen to good people. For example, people have a loved one die, and they cannot control it. This is also the case for Oedipus, because he does not know the truth about his life and does not know that he is actually fulfilling the prophecy about him.Oedipus was blind to the truth almost the entirety of the play. In Oedipus Rex, Jocasta is to blame because she complained to Oedipus and then killed herself, and Creon is to blame because he made Oedipus angry and brought Teiresias to Oedipus. The Herdsman revealing the truth to Oedipus brought grievance to him. Following Jocasta’s death, Oedipus stabbed his own two eyeballs. Oedipus was not going to stab his …show more content…

Oedipus ordered Creon to get him a prophet, which was Teiresias, to reveal who killed Laius. Teiresias blamed Oedipus as the murderer of Laius. Oedipus then grew very angry when Teiresias accused Oedipus of being the murderer. After the feud between Oedipus and Teiresias, another feud began between Oedipus and Creon. Once Oedipus thought that Creon was going to plot against him for the throne, he wanted to kill Creon rather than banish him. In the play, Oedipus states, “Well, let him go then - if I must die ten times for it, or be sent out dishonored into exile.” Oedipus is says this after the Chorus tells him that it would be wrong to let him die without God’s blessing. Oedipus decides not to kill Creon and is accompanied inside the palace by Jocasta and the Chorus. Later in the play when Oedipus seeks more knowledge about who is to blame for the killing of Laius and the prophecy, he seeks help from the Herdsman. After the Herdsman revealed to Oedipus that Laius and Jocasta were his parents, he grew strong in grievance. In the play, Oedipus stated, “Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more after today! …, cursed in my killing.” Oedipus was very upset about receiving the news that his prophecy had been fulfilled. He realized that he was blind to it the whole time. He was so heartbroken, he did not want to see anything at all. The Herdsman did not bring Oedipus to his demise

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