Oedipus The King: Images Of Blindness

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However, Oedipus is blind to the truth and immediately begins accusing Tiresias of being involved in a conspiracy with Creon to overthrow him as king. Oedipus casts insults at Tiresias about his blindness saying "You have no strength, blind in your ears, your reason and your eyes." (374-375). Tiresias responds by saying that the insults Oedipus has hurled will before long come back upon him...
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Tiresias responds by saying that the insults Oedipus has hurled will before long come back upon him. He also tells Oedipus that what has brought him greatness is the very luck that will ruin him. Tiresias says "Blind who could see, a beggar who was rich, through foreign lands he'll go and point before him with a stick," (460) implying that although Oedipus can see now, the truth will eventually blind him and cause him to loose all he has...
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