oedipus outline - Carlos Caceres 4/2/09 Topic: How does...

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Carlos Caceres 4/2/09 Topic: How does blindness play into Oedipus? Is it required to portray the characters in a certain light? What connections are there between blindness and seeing? More often than not, having the gift of sight requires the curse of blindness. Sophocles’s Oedipus the King delves into the deceiving elements of seeing and the revealing of knowledge through blindness. What makes sense to the eyes becomes false and what the blind know becomes crucial. As the protagonist, Oedipus, goes through life unknowingly fulfilling a terribly prophecy of killing his father and marrying his mother seeing everything he does. His eventual discovery of the truth comes only through the blindness of another and leads to his own gruesome physical loss of sight. That same truth also leads to the death of his wife and the loss of his kingship and family. In Oedipus the King, blindness functions in both the physical and figurative levels and is used to reveal that the sense of physical sight often prevents true knowledge and wisdom
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