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There are many definitions of the word blindness in the dictionary Twoof them pertain to the story about Oedipus and Teiresias Both of the men areblind but they each possess a different type of blindness The type of blindnesspossessed by Oedipus is probably worse than the type of blindness possessed byBlindness as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary can mean oneof two things The first definition is sightless or complete loss of sight Thesecond definition is the inability or unwillingness to perceive or understand Thisdefinition would be used in a sentence as ones blindness to anothers faults When I think of the word blindness I think of it in two respects The firstway is just not being able to see this is the type of blindness Helen Keller had The second way is someone being unwilling to realize something they know willmake them unhappy I think that the second way can probably be a lot worsethan the first because it may make a person extremely frustrated Even thoughthe first definition may also frustrate some people they could learn to live withtheir physical blindness An emotional blindness would be a lot harder to dealOedipus acts very blindly in this story He does not let himself realize thathe caused Laius death He never even lets the thought enter his mind until it isforced upon him It is very hard to believe that a king would never inquire aboutthe preceding kings death especially if he is married to that kings wife Oedipus obviously does not give it too much thought Oedipus also becomesphysically blind but this physical blindness is caused by his emotional blindness His blindness on the outside can not change the blindness on the insideTeiresias is physically blind but unlike Oedipus is aware of the whatproblems are surrounding him He knows what the outcome will be if he revealshis knowledge of Laius killer to the people of Thebes and their rulers Teiresiasshows great strength of character
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