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From Ignorance to Knowledge In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus Oedipus moves closer to knowledge and truth as each scene progresses but something distracts him from it Each scene advances his search and delays his discovery In the end he finally realizes his blindness and he greatly punishes himself for is actions This is just one of the three themes in the Greek Tragedy In scene one the oracle Teiresias who has just seen the god Apollo meets with Oedipus Oedipus requests the knowledge of the murder of king Laios but Teiresias holds it back until Oedipus continually harasses him about it Teiresias reveals that Oedipus is the murder of Laios but Oedipus asks Teiresias w ho taught you shamelessness P 1342 Oedipus also blames Teiresias and Kreon for plotting against him Oedipus pride blinds him from the beginning of his own mystery Kreon and Oedipus argue about the acquisitions from Oedipus in at the beginning of scene two as Kreon undoubtedly did not plot against Oedipus Iokaste Oedipus wife is also dragged into the argument and gives Oedipus further information about the death of Laios On the way over to Thebes Oedipus killed a peasant or so he thought Iokaste tells Oedipus that Laios was killed a t a place where three roads meet and Oedipus killed the peasant where three roads meet P 2689 Oedipus is concerned but his pride steps in as he recalls the rumors that a band of thieves killed Laios His knowledge grows more of the even as Iokaste tells him that a servant survived and that she can retrieve him for sake of Oedipus life A messenger enters the castle and wishes to speak to Oedipus because he knows Oedipus true history in scene three The messenger reveals that Oedipus was taking out of the castle by himself by Iokastes orders He also exposes that Laios tried to kill Oedipus when he was a baby by leaving him in
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