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In Oedipus The King by Sophocles we see a man Oedipus who can see but cannot see at the same time Oedipus has been chosen to look for the murderer of the former king Laius Little does he know that he a few years prior was the one who killed king Laius He has also been destined to kill his father and marry his mother which he knows hes destined but does not see that he already has There are many factors in the story that give Oedipus hints and clues that tell him that he killed king Laius his father and married his mother JocastaThe elders suggest that Oedipus consult the blind prophet Tiresias Tiresias will tell Oedipus the truth on who killed Laius When Tiresias arrives Oedipus asks him to tell him who killed Laius Tiresias tells Oedipus that he cannot tell because he would not like the answer that he is going to give but Oedipus orders him too speak Tiresias tries telling Oedipus discretely that he is the killer but Oedipus cannot see because he is blind to see the truth Finally Tiresias comes out and says to Oedipus that he is the killer Tiresias says I say you are the murderer you hunt line 413 but Oedipus still refuses to see that he is killer and mocks Tiresias because he cannot see and science he cant see he is lying Tiresias even says that Oedipus is the blind one that cant see what is going on he says so you mock my blindness Let me tell you this You with your precious eyes youre blind to the corruption of your life to the house you live in those you live with-who are your parents Do you know All unknowing you are the scourge of you own flesh and blood the dead below the earth and the living here above and the double lash of your mother and your fathers curse
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