Blindness vs Sight Oedipus the King

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Blindness v.s sight People can be “blinded” to the truth. The answer to their question or solution to their problem may have been obvious. Yet, they could not "see" the answer. They were blinded to the truth. Associations have been made between being blind and enlightened. A blind person is said to have powers to see invisible things. They "see" into the future. The blind may not have physical sight but they have another kind of vision. In Sophocles “Oedipus the king”, Oedipus was sent to mount Cithaeron as a new born baby to die after his father (King Laius) was cursed by the gods and heard of a prophecy that his son is to kill his father and marry his mother (Queen Jocasta). The Shepard in charge of this could not kill the baby so instead Oedipus is adopted. Later Oedipus hears about the prophecy, and leaves, afraid that the prophecy would come true. Along the way he gets in a fight with a man and kills him, unknowingly his father. He then solves a riddle from the Sphinx, which has been terrorizing a kingdom, and in return, the kingdom gives him their queen's hand in marriage, which is his biological mother. The characters most affected by this main theme of “blindness vs sight” are: Oedipus, the king, and Tiresias, the blind prophet. Oedipus is affected because he himself is not blind but he is blinded by ambition to find the killer of Laius, which would save his city from a horrible plague. Tiresias, who is actually blind, is a prophet that has insight greater than that of a man. Oedipus, whose eyes are fully functional, does not see how corrupt the life he has been living is. Tiresias, a prophet, tells him his destiny, and Oedipus cannot possibly comprehend what is being told of him seeing that to his eyes he does not see past his actions and fate which was bestowed upon him by the gods. Tiresias also says, “You and your loved ones live together in

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