Essay on Oedipus Rex: The Search for Truth
Throughout Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus frantically searched for the truth, but due to his pride, remained blind to his own connection to the dire plague that infected Thebes.
Through critical analysis of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the work Oedipus Rex, and other research it is affirmed that Oedipus searched for the truth but due to his pride could not see his connection to the plague that infected Thebes.
Everyone desires to know the truth. It provides peace of mind, reassurance, closure, and a knowledge of what actually matters and what is superficial. Without it, we cannot be sure of anything and we will live in true indecision. Naturally we strive to discover the truth and …show more content…
TRAGIC SEARCH, CONTINUED BLINDNESS Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of the City of Thebes. Laius was cursed because of his transgressions. This curse stated that the son of Laius would kill him and marry his wife. When Oedipus was born, Laius ordered that his feet be scared and that he be taken to the mountainside and left to die hence the name Oedipus, “swollen feet.” Oedipus was saved by a herdsman and was raised by King Polybus of Corinth and his wife. The play began during the reign of King Oedipus in Thebes. Sophocles attempted to distance the audience from Oedipus’ murder of Laius on the highway by setting the play during