Compare And Contrast Oedipus King And Allegory Of The King

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Who Sees versus Who is Blind
Sophocles formed the foundation upon which all modern theatre is based, and one great example of his plays is Oedipus the King. The play is about the city of Thebes, which is agonized, and Oedipus is to punish the killer of the former king Laius. King Oedipus of Thebes sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to identify the cause of the mysterious plague that has struck the city and he islater informed by the prophet that Oedipus himself is the killer. Likewise, in the “Allegory of the Cave,” Plato distinguishes between people who mistake sensory knowledge for the truth and people who really do see the truth. In both textss, the main character lacked the knowledge about their surroundings, and this ignorance is what viciously drives them along in the story. In Oedipus the King and The Allegory of the Cave the method of recognition is illustrated, where the characters lack of knowledge leads him or her to meet consequences and obstacles after acknowledging the truth.
In both texts Oedipus the King and The Allegory of the Cave, the authors illustrates how the characters lack knowledge and sight of what happening around them, for example in Oedipus the King, Oedipus enjoins Teiresias to reveal the murderer of Laius, but Tiresias believes that the truth is best to be unknown. which leads to both of them arguing harshly, and Oedipus insulting the prophet due to his blindness, these actions led by oedipus shows how his ignorance and temper took over making him blind to the truth, as they claim “Wouldst thou betray us and destroy the State?/what will, though I am mute./ (341-708) at first, then angry, Oedipus insists that Teiresias tell Thebes what he knows. Provoked by the anger and insults of Oedipus, Tiresias begins to hint at his knowledge. Finally, when Oedipus furiously accuses Tiresias of the murder, Tiresias tells Oedipus that Oedipus himself is the curse. And claims that Oedipus doesn't know who his parents are. Tiresias is blind but can see the truth; Oedipus has his sight but cannot. This all shows how Oedipus lacks knowledge and is ignorant because when told he doesn't even know who his parents are, he starts to think that he might be the killer. Similarly in

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