Essay on The Play, Oedipus, And The Sight Of Free Will

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The play, “Oedipus Rex”, is an interesting piece of literature that links to the views and behaviors of modern society. The play has various themes ranging from blindness to the sight of free will. Sophocles writes the play as a method of providing morals to readers. The play demonstrates how our choices come with consequences. We as humans are blind to the truth because we are afraid of facing and dealing with reality. Sometimes the truth can have a positive or negative impact on our lives. Some individuals are used to having a perfect life, but when he or she begins to experience tragedy some uses suicide as an option. Willingness to ignore the truth, suicide, and abuse of power are three themes from the play that highlight and describe the prominent issues of modern society’s behavior and thinking.
An individual’s arrogance can lead him or her into the wrong direction. In modern society, individuals are so focused on themselves to where they begin to ignore all of their surroundings. Individuals also look down on people because they feel that they are more superior to others. Oedipus Rex demonstrates an arrogant person who is blind to the truth. Oedipus tries to avoid the truth by leaving Corinth. Oedipus leave Corinth because his oracle tells him that he will kill his father and have children with his mother. Sophocles uses the horrific tragedy of Oedipus trying to blind himself, as a life lesson for readers. Being blind to the truth can lead to one’s downfall and…

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