An analysis of people blinded to the truth in king oedipus by sophocles

When Oedipus was just a baby he was taken away from Thebes to be left on a barren mountain to die after an oracle had told his father Laius, "that doom would strike him down at the hands of a son" As a man, he returns to Thebes, in order to not fulfill the prophecy against his parents, but he does not know about his origins The stylistic devices and the use of diverse character traits always made most of his artistic work thrilling.

quotes about truth in oedipus the king

Throughout the history of humanity there has been a correlation between those who have excessive power and corruption. After he learns about his wicked past he stabs his eyes, which lead to his blindness. Sophocles, the author, is a famous philosopher of the ancient times The Play is about Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.

Is it knowledge? Byrne, Tammy. Forced to take action Oedipus sends Creon to the oracle in Delphi to rid the city of this plague. You with your precious eyes, you're blind to the corruption of your life, to the house you live in, those you live with- who are your parents? It blinds him from the truth.

Oedipus grew up believing that the royal family of Corinth was his biological family and was never told that he was adopted. Surely, Hamlet refuses to see because he cannot see evil in Claudius for he cannot prove him guilty.

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Blindness and Sight in Oedipus the King