Tiresias seems to be the only person besides the gods

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Tiresias seems to be the only person, besides the gods, of course, who is un-phased by Oedipus’ power from the beginning the prophet and the King do not get along, finally Oedipus mocks Tiresias for being old and blind, to which Tiresias responds with “You mock my blindness? Let me tell you this. 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? Do you know? All unknowing you are the scourge of your own flesh and blood, the dead below the earth and the living here above…darkness shrouding your eyes that now can see the light!” (1142) In the early parts of the story we can already see the cracks in Oedipus’ character, there is some foreshadowing that his ego may become an obstacle for him, as seen by his ignorance and dismissal of the prophet Tiresias. As reader’s we can already begin to see that although Oedipus’s eyes work; he is easily blinded by his ego and pride.Next we must examine Oedipus after confidence breaks. A messenger arrives at Thebes bearing the news that his father, Polybus has died of natural causes. At first this is great news, because this message goes against what the prophesies have predicted about Oedipus killing his own father. His wife Jocasta tries to use this information to ease her husband, and reassure him, but Oedipus will have none of it, his quest to acquire the full truth cannot be derailed. Again we see Oedipus’s inability to listen to others due to his large prideful ego as he does not heed Jocasta’s advice and calls for the lone Shepherd who is said to know the true tale of King Laius’s death. The Shepard reveals to Oedipus that is was Jocasta herself who gave baby Oedipus to him, so that he may kill the baby due to frightening prophesies made by Apollo, again another
example that the word of the gods is what will be. Now we are introduced to a new Oedipus, one different from anything we have seen previous. This once prideful, egotistical man sees all unfold around him and realizes he was a child born to suffer. “O god all come true, all burst to

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