The Blind Nature of Oedipus

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Heather Brocco English 102 April 27, 2000 Prof. Saunders The Blind nature of Oedipus One of the main themes in Oedipus the King is blindness. Not just physical blindness, but intellectual blindness as well. This issue is an effective contrasting method for Oedipus at different points in the play. By saying "blindness", however, is a little misleading. It can be broken down into two sections: Oedipus's ability to "see", and his willingness to "see". The word "see" can …

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…does not help his problem. This writer thinks it was an act of cowardice because he didn't want to accept the situation the way he "saw" it, and decided instead not to see it at all. Bibliography Works Cited Kitto, Humphrey D. Greek Tragedy : A Literary Study. London: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. 1978 Myatt, D.W. A Translation of Oedipus the King N. p., 1990. 1994. An exploration of Oedipus, Oedipus online resources - Ancient/classical history. 26April 2000