Oedipus' Sight

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English

 

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Eric N

 

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April 27, 2014

 

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University

 

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All of his actions thereafter are to that end. Sophocles introduces a prophet, a seer, Teiresias, into the play. Teiresias is a wise, old man who has supernatural powers to interpret the past and predict the future. Ironically, Teiresias is physically blind, but can "see" the truth about Oedipus. Oedipus has trouble imagining that his father life was taken at his hands...
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Oedipus has trouble imagining that his father life was taken at his hands. It signifies that Oedipus as a man is ignorant to the true appearance of things - this blind man can "see" the truth about Oedipus, yet Oedipus, in all of his physical perfection, cannot. As the play draws to a close, it is shown how Oedipus learns the true nature of things...
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