The Theme Of Blindness And Sight In Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus rex by sophocles is about a young man going through a course of events to find out who he is. The theme i have chosen is blindness and sight, because he experiences a lot of eye opening changes throughout the story. Oedipus is blind in more ways than one. Firstly, he had been blind to his true family. He had run away from who he thought to be his family, He had ended up marrying his mother, and learned he had killed his father. Second, he had been blind to his past. He had thought Polybus and Merope were his real parents, but learned more of his past through oracles, witnesses, and prophets. Lastly, he had literally stabbed out his eyes. Now he is physically blind and I believe that this is a very strong aspect to the

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