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people end in horror, as he finally discovers that the murderer is no
one but himself. By this total error of judgment and blindness Oedipus makes himself a tragic hero.
To the chorus, Oedipus explains his blinding as his mournful inability ever to look upon his loved ones
again, but the violence also represents his attack on that part of him that cannot stop seeking out and
finding what is hidden, despite the fateful consequences.