Truth In Sophocles Oedipus The King

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People can blind to the truth that floats around them. Their answers to their problem could be or have been around them and obvious. Blind people are know to see invisible things and can “see” in the future. The blind cannot physically see but have a unique type of vision. In Sophocles the Oedipus Rex the, Teiresias, blind prophet, presents the horrible truth to the King Oedipus. Oedipus sadly is unable to find the truth and was blind to it his whole life. When he finally realizes the dramatic truth he sadly looses his vision. He lost his vision due to him blinding himself. Jocasta was also blind to the identity of Oedipus. Even when she discovered the truth she had refused to accept it. For those that are blinded had the higher vision. Also know as the truth. The King Oedipus had started his life…show more content…
Oedipus was under the impression that his parents where Polybus and Merope and had no idea his real parents were Laius and Jocasta. He was so blind to the truth that he would be furious at anyone who was crazy enough to suggest that idea. As more of the story rapidly started to fall into place, Oedipus was forced to take in the truth of his life. Oedipus did kill his father and marry his mother. Oedipus was also the person causing the struggle to the Kingdome of Thebes. As soon as Oedipus knew the truth, he blinded himself. Jocasta's blindness was completely different than Oedipus' blindness. She had known about the prophecy just as he did, but she was under the impression Oedipus was dead. She also had no idea that she was married to her own son. As pieces of information started to come to point to the whole truth, Jocasta did not and refused to accept what had really happened. When she realized what had happened, Jocasta knew that she had played a role in them. Her way of dealing with the huge news was by killing herself. Jocasta's blindness ultimately led to her
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