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An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God Some of these eyes we can not bear to look out of we blind them as quickly as possible Russell Hoban American novelist Sometimes the reality of a situation is so harsh that instead of facing it people blind themselves to it In Oedipus Rex the theme of sightlessness is prevalent throughout the play Sophocles uses ambiguity to keep from creating biases toward the characters so that in a sense the audience as well as the characters are blind Fate and blindness go hand in hand in the play The main character Oedipus is a severe victim of fate damned in his birth in his marriage damned damned in the blood he shed with his own hand The hero Oedipus is tormented by the punishment of a crime that he did not commit At birth it was said that he would lie with his mother breed children from whom all men would turn their eyes and that he should be his fathers murderer This fate is undeserved and makes one question the reasoning behind the fate The gods seem heartless and cold in their treatment to an innocent man The aspect of sightlessness is first mentioned in the discussion between a soothsayer and Oedipus to find out the justification for the punishing murdering sea that Thebes has been thrown upon The city is being punished by the gods for an offense that has been committed by a criminal who does not know his crime The question of justice arises and is dismissed just as fast because justice is a concept Muscle is the reality The action of the gods may not have seemed fair but to coin a phrase life isnt fair From his birth Oedipus was prophesied to a fate worse than death so his parents then sentenced him to death He was bound at the ankles and
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