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Blindness and Sight
Transcript of Blindness and Sight
By: Ariana Ferreira, Jovan Shubin, Peyton Hartzog, Sapana Gautam, Kirk Hyder, and Hannah Emery.
Literal- The state of being blind or
Figurative- Oedipus couldn't see the
truth past his ignorance and pride
Literal- The power of being able
to see or observe
Figurative- Being able to see the truth
behind pride; being enlightened
It is ironic that Oedipus
mocks Tiresias for being blind. " He can't actually see." When in the end he blinds himself for not "seeing" the truth the entire time.
examples of this
"You did the work, yes, short of killing him with your own hands- and given eyes I'd say you did the killing single- handed". pg. 395
"Blind who now has eyes, beggar who now is rich, he will grope his way toward a foreign soil, a stick tapping before him step by step." (pg 282)
what does this mean?
Tiresias is telling Oedipus that the killer (Oedipus) is "blind" for not seeing the reality of things and that sometime in the future he shall literally become blind himself.
Also, Sophocles is using foreshadowing to say that Oedipus will soon be blinded, and that he will be exiled out of the country, having to find his way around by tapping with a stick.
Why do I need to know this?
Because it shows how Sophocles is using irony to describe how Oedipus is "Blinded" by his hubris attitude, causing him not to know or "see" that Tiresias knows his past and is what to come for him in the future.
Enjoy the cup cakes
"How terrible - to see the truth when the truth is only pain to him who sees!" - Tiresias pg.276 / line 359
Tiresias knows the truth but it would bring nothing but pain to even the ones who can physically see. Which is ironic because he can physically see but is figuratively blind to that truth.
Tiresisas knows the truth but it would bring nothing but pain to even the ones who can physically see. Which is ironic because he can physically see but is figuratively blind to the truth.