Oedipus' Blindness: A Burden to the Body and Mind

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His parents, Laius and Jocasta instead sent him to the mountains to die in order to avoid this prophecy. Despite their efforts, a shepherd came across Oedipus and brought him to King Polybus and Queen Merope. When Oedipus learned about this prophecy, he fled. On his flight, he encountered Laius, who he killed without recognizing him...
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He arrived at Thebes and solved the riddle of the Sphinx, freeing the city. The Thebans crowned him King and he married Jocasta, fulfilling the prophecy without knowing he had. A plague was brought upon Thebes and Oedipus called upon Tiresias for an answer. Tiresias informed Oedipus that he was the cause of all of Thebes' problems, causing Oedipus to dismiss Tiresias' claims...
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