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    Tiresias In Antigone

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    character with most significant presence would have to be Tiresias. Despite Tiresias being a blind prophet, and unaware of the facial expressions people give him when they hear that he is blind but “sees,” he is a significant presence by telling Creon what his fate would be if he did not correct his mistakes and what his fate would hold for him if he were to refuse what Tiresias is suggesting. Tiresias, the blind prophet, “sees.” He is significant to the development of Creon by warning others of Creon's fate. On page 10, Tiresias states “ There reflect, my son: you are poised, once more, on the razor edge of fate.” Tiresias is describing Creon as if he had with a sword pointed towards him and his heels on the edge of a cliff. Creon has the choice to go and correct his mistakes, or set “this…

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    Tiresias a blind prophet conferred with the power of having knowledge about the foresightedness, who with this capacity had privilege to tell people about their past events, future calamities and fatal occurrences and even unknown on goings of present. In the dark and gloomy days Thebes was going through the most helpless condition by which no single being was able to redemption of people from disastrous epidemic in the aspect of Black Death which was grave depriving in human history, resulted…

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    some of the greatest Greek characters may be individuals not getting recognition because they are not classified as Gods or have not been told in well known stories. Tiresias, a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes, famous for being transformed into a woman for seven years is one of those characters. Tiresias was a prominent character in the story of Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, where he served as a seer to the king, Petra Kuppers agrees by saying that the, “The project happens in the…

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    In Sophocles play, Oedipus the king, the relationship between Tiresias and Oedipus gradually progresses as Oedipus journeys towards his path of self-discovery. Sophocles juxtaposes both characters in order to illustrate Tiresias as a paradox to blindness. Tiresias is gifted immortality and ultimate divination power by the Gods and therefore is able to ironically see the truth and the fate that follows. Greek society generally viewed oracles as guidelines on how to live their life as they…

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    11. How does Tiresias’ message foreshadow upcoming events? Tiresias predicted to Oedipus that he was going to be the siblings of his children and the mother of his wife. But Oedipus himself is blind even in his sightedness and that’s why he can’t see the truth. Also Tiresias told Oedipus that his perfect bright eyes would become dark just like his (Tiresias). This message foreshadows upcoming events because whatever Tiresias predicted to Oedipus, finally came through. “All unknowing you are the…

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    the truth, his way of dealing with it was to physically blind himself for being figuratively blind. When Jocasta learned the truth, her way of dealing with her figurative blindness was to kill herself. The audience sees that blindness led to the truth, and the truth led to blindness. In the story, Oedipus’ hubris and arrogance stop him from taking people 's advice over and over again, which shows that sometimes it 's better for one to just listen to others when they 're trying to help and open…

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    He tells Oedipus that he is the one responsible for the death of King Laius, which causes Oedipus to immediately dismiss his words as a joke. Eventually, Oedipus starts making unreasonable claims, such as saying that Tiresias and Creon were working together to remove him from the throne. Instead of thinking to remember whether he had killed anyone who might have been King Laius in the past, he automatically assumes that this is not possible and that Tiresias is a blind fool. Thinking back to his…

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    his mother, and faced the consequences of fate. Citizens of Thebes beg King Oedipus to help get rid of the plague, that is killing the village. The citizens believe that since Oedipus has previously dealt with a monster (the Sphinx), that he can deal with their problems as well. Since Oedipus wants to help the people of Thebes, he sends his brother in law Creon, to the oracle in Delphi to ask the gods for help. Once Creon returns, he tells everyone that they must find the person who…

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    free will! “It will happen. My silence can’t stop it.” “If it must happen, you should tell me now.” (Lines 411-412). Tiresias tells Oedipus that his fate is already determined. It has already happened. Oedipus is constantly struggling with this theme of fate versus free will. Kreon and Tiresias keep telling him of his fate, yet he doesn’t believe them. All throughout the story, he is trying to find a way around what is supposed to happen to him, when in reality, it is already too late. He was…

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    He is introduced as a strong and powerful king, however, displays his ignorance of his past. In a conversation between Tiresias and Oedipus, Tiresias states, “You criticise my temper. Your eyes are shut to your own…” This metaphor infers the meaning that Oedipus is close-minded to his past and ignorant to his present. Although Tiresias is blind himself, he gives insight into the dreaded fate of Oedipus’ life. In Greek, the word temper is orgē. This is a feminine word suggesting that Tiresias is…

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