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Blindness In Oedipus The King

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Sometimes people make choices not knowing what they are really meaning to do or say. For instance, people might do something out of anger and ignorance. When someone gets mad, they might do something that they didn’t mean to do because of their ignorance. People need to realize what they are saying and doing, that way they aren’t ignorant. In Sophocles’, Oedipus The King, it is evident that some are blind the the truth due to Oedipus’ actions, their thoughts, and their dialogue.
Oedipus is showing that he is blind to the truth because he has hubris. This takes place when Oedipus is taking over Thebes. He is talking to everyone about what he is going to do in Thebes. Since he is becoming king, he is acting as if he has all of the power in the world. Oedipus says in the text, “Here I am - myself you all know me, the world knows my fame: I am Oedipus” (Sophocles lines 7-9). This shows that Oedipus is overly prideful, thus showing he has hubris. When he says “you all know me” he is showing that the whole world knows him, at least that is what he thinks. He wants to make sure that everyone knows who he is. Oedipus thinks he has so much fame, but someone who says “you all know me” is showing hubris. When Oedipus says, “I am Oedipus” this shows that he is overly cocky with the way he presents himself. When he is overly prideful, Oedipus can become blind to the truth. Oedipus is only thinking about himself and how great he is thus causing him not want to
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