Essay about Oedipus The King Is An Athenian Tragedy

840 Words May 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Oedipus the King is an Athenian tragedy written by Sophocles. The book tells the story about Oedipus’s life and he is also known as the king of Thebes. There are many type of blindess, not necessary has to be physical sight instead in the Oedipus the Kind, he was blinded to the truth of his own identity. Oedipus was technically has been blinded to the truth his whole life, and when he find the truth, he loses his physical vision. In the play, King Oedipus started life with his parents sent him off into the mountains to die, however a shepherd saved him. They passed him into Polybus and Merope, as he growing up he eventually became a king and by without knowing he marry his mother and kill his father. Oedipus was blind in more than one way, he was not only blind to the truth about his own identity but he was so blind that he would get mad at anyone who try to give him advice. And by the end when he finally force to get some sight and accepted the truth, he blinded himself. Another character in the play that is also deal with the blindness is Teiresias. This character is totally opposite from Oedipus, he was physically blind, but he had the vision into the past, present, and the future. He was the one who told the truth to Oedipus, but Oedipus was mocking his blindness, Oedipus also used it as an excuse to not give him any punishment. In this play, blindness led to the truth, but it can bring to the characters a really bad consequence at the end. Through out the whole play…

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