Ignorance correlates to blindness in many ways. When we are living in ignorance, we are not knowing and this can be the same as being figuratively blind. An example of being literally blind but having knowledge is Tiresias. He was a blind prophet and was also the one who knew the truth about Oedipus. Tiresias knew more as a blind man, than Oedipus did, with him being figuratively blind, but ignorant.
In Raymond Cavers “Cathedral” the idea of vision, at first is that Robert is a blind man, he physically cannot see, and the narrator is bothered by that. But as the story progresses we realize that the idea of vision has a deeper meaning then we first interpreted. Although the narrator is physically able to see he his blind mentally and spiritually. Even though Robert is truly blind physically it seems as if the narrator is more blind then Robert.
He expected Robert to the image of a blind person he had. Also, the husband has no knowledge of the world, he didn’t know what a blind man looked like, acted like, or even knew that a blind man could have a beard. It wasn’t until the husband met Robert that all of this
So he starts to look for explanation but can't deal with it. The tragedy of Oedipus is really questionable because the reality in Oedipus's soul is unknown but it is clear that he is surprised by life because of the fact that he was not the man that he thinks. This is his prophecy and nobody could have changed it. But the contradiction between his reality and the 'real' reality is dramatic irony as we can see because he was completely unaware of
In the play of “Agamemnon”, the title character is metaphorically blind. He is unable to see that his actions have consequences that will affect him in the future. Due to his actions during the Trojan War, and his actions when he returns home, Agamemnon cannot foresee or prevent his own death. His death in turn causes a chain reaction that affects every major character in the play. Agamemnon’s metaphoric blindness is what led to the downfall of not only himself, but also the downfall of several other
Holden often carries hypocrisy because he exposes the weakness of others but doesn't pay attention to his own weakness. In J.D Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, we can see Holden Caulfield show the weakness of others but he never seems to recognize the weakness that he has throughout the story nor the depression that he has he talked about it but he never fully recognizes it. With other characters like Ackley, Stadler, Mr, Spencer Ect. we can see Holden find the weakness of these characters saying that they are hypocrites but he never seems to comprehend how much of a hypocrite is.
Perhaps the main reason people perceived the old man without knowledge was that people are too blind to see beyond the ugliness and beauty. Society had a painted vision of what an angel should look like and all they should know what to do. Dancing and smiling the angel is beautiful, white, graceful and peaceful. However, the angel was filthy and he did not have the courtesy from others because of the assumptions he was less of a human.
Adding onto his already boastful statement, Beowulf says that he can show Hrothgar a way to deafeat his enemy (Page 21). This helps assure the Scyldings of Beowulf’s power and allows him to enter the Danes’ territory. In Beowulf, boasting is a way to make a promise to another. Listeners are persuaded to believe that the boaster is reliable due to his confidence
“Cathedral” has a major irony; the narrator who seems a little too ignorant towards blindness seems to have no clue about his own limitations in sight. The motif of blindness really stands out when we look at how the narrator can see through his eyes but he does not realize the limitations he is placed in due to that, and how these limitations prevent him from seeing greater things in life. Basically the story is about transcendence; which is an existence beyond the limitations of the physical things. What Robert has that the narrator lacks is the ability to see into the wonders of things, tenderness in humanity, and definitely a curiosity that makes him truly alive and also free from the limitations of the physical factors.
A very dependent person from her family, but for the main part from her father. Imagine that you receive the news that your father was killed and you are specially dependen from that person. Now imagine that the person that killed your father was the person you are truly in love with. When Ophelia knew that Hamlet had killed Polonius she turned insane. Losing a parent can turn anyone insane especially if it was killed by a special person from you.
Brilliantly conceived and written, Oedipus Rex is a drama of self-discovery. Achieved by amazing compression and force by limiting the dramatic action to the day on which Oedipus learns the truth of his birth and his destiny is quite the thriller. The fact that the audience knows the dark secret that Oedipus unwittingly slew his true father and married his mother does nothing to destroy the suspense. Oedipus’s search for the truth has all the tautness of a detective tale, and yet because audiences already know the truth they are aware of all the ironies in which Oedipus is enmeshed. That knowledge enables them to fear the final revelation at the same time that they pity the man whose past is gradually and relentlessly uncovered to him.
He also believes that this makes them different from the popular crowd, or different from everyone else, and because of this, he feels the need to protect them. Honestly, i feel that i can relate more to the Tomkey’s than to Sedaris as my