It also emphasizes his ignorance ,since the scars are the keys to figuring out his identity. Another example is, Oedipus killed his father at crossroad which symbolizes the moment of choice in his life. Also, Tiresias is physically blind while Oedipus is symbolically blinded by his pride. Tiresias tells Oedipus “ There is, but not for you. You don’t have this since you are blind in your ears and mind and
If Oedipus believed himself to be innocent to the murder of King Laius, he would not have cared what others thought about him or ever felt saddened that he acted inappropriately or even confessed to his wrongdoings. He was ignorant as he always believed himself to be better than others and have more knowledge as well. He desired to feel superior over others, making it difficult for him to understand the correct acquisitions made to him, regarding being the murder to King Laius by Tiresias (Sophocles 37). When the revelation and the statements made by others became reality, Oedipus was consumed with shame. Oedipus’s guilt is additionally an emotion felt after realizing the trick fate had played on him.
Hamlet is more than devastated about his father’s death. It appears that grief has taken over his life. Claudius and others in Hamlet urge him to “get over his father’s death,” as if it is so easy. In my opinion, this only worsens Hamlet’s grief. There shouldn’t be a time limit to how long you have to grieve but no one should
Although throughout most of the play Oedipus is not physically blind, he is blind to the fact that his fate has come to fruition. When questioned about the former king of Thebes’ death, Oedipus claims that “[he] never saw the man” (Sophocles 7). However, it is later revealed that Oedipus killed the king and that he was his father, thus fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus’ sight prevents him from seeing the truth and from accepting his fate. Conversely, Tiresias, who is actually blind, is a prophet and can see truth and understand it.
Oedipus can be compared with a person who is blind but eventually regained their sight. At the beginning of the play, Oedipus is blind to his fate. Oedipus was blind to his fate because he didn’t think of himself being Laius's murder which was part of his fate. Even creon said “A man may find whatever he looks for, but misses what he does not.” (3) He’s saying that oedipus may find what he looks for but is blind to the truth. Oedipus also said “Then I shall start from the beginning and bring everything into the light.” (3) He was saying that he wanted to find out the truth but he didn’t find it.
Instead, Brother is brainwashed with pride and forgets Doodle’s true capabilities which eventually overwhelms Doodle. Mama and Daddy should have spoken to Brother to remind him that Doodle is a fragile individual. The incident of Doodle’s death would not have occurred if the parents had taken into account, Doodle feeling feverish, being pale and having several nightmares. They did not choose to take the right actions such as, asking Doodle what is going or not sending Brother and Doodle to Old Woman Swamp even after knowing that the weather might be bad. Overall, Mama and Daddy are the ones to blame for Doodle’s death not the
Throughout the play, Oedipus makes the choice to be blind, both from a mental, and a literal stance, causing tension between him and those able to see. In searching for the killer of the previous king, Laius, Oedipus neglects to acknowledge that he could be a possible suspect, even when told that he was the murderer by esteemed prophet Tiresias. This interaction leads to a large amount of tension between the two characters, as Oedipus insults the prophet, mocking his physical inability to see, only to be insulted with the same amount of malice at the king’s own inability to see the truth. “I’m blind, you say; you mock at that! I say you see and still are blind.” (Sophocles, 23).
That caused for his mother to suicide herself and Oedipus get his eyes out. Now he is stuck with the four kids and he doesn’t want for them to have this tragic moment. Oedipus leaves the kids to his brother in law Creon. Justice is served for Oedipus and you can say that any person would not want that
/ It hath the primal eldest curse upon’t / A brother’s murder. Pray can I not;” ( 3.3 36-38) In this soliloquy, it is visible that Claudius is aware of the crime he has committed as he acknowledges it by referring to his offence smelling to heaven. However, he shows no remorse for the actions he has committed due to not wanting to forfeit his position as king, which affects his decision making and leads to his eventual