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How can the play Oedipus the King written by Sophocles in 429 BC have similarities with the movie The Blindness written by Fernando Meirelles in 2008 Both works were tragedies of single minded obnoxious husbands involving both physical and mental states of blindness Oedipus Rex and the Doctor could have avoided all the pain and anguish if they had followed the advice of their wives Oedipus the King was a Greek tragedy because the protagonist Oedipus Rex had a great fall The beginning of the book started with Oedipus addressing his people He wanted to know why all the people were mourning the dead He questioned the death of King Laius and wanted to investigate his death Oedipus became determined to find Laiuss killer and he announced to his people that he would exile the killer Creon sent an oracle to answer Oedipus questions Oedipus criticized the oracle until he spoke the truth through rage The oracle told Oedipus that he was living in sin blind to the horrors around him and that he does not know the double- edged curse of your mother and father Sophocles 25 You are the enemy of your flesh Sophocles 25 Oedipus was upset with Creon and thought he was out to destroy him Oedipus was determined to find out who killed the king and felt the killer may come after him Jocasta told him to not to believe the oracle She wanted him to accept life as it was and continue to be happy as a family Oedipus begin asking Jocasta questions about Laius death He wanted to know where when and how he was killed Jocasta then realized that Oedipus was her son Jocasta has taken her son Oedipus and given him to a messenger The messenger was supposed to kill him instead he was given to Polybus and Merope of Corinth She was upset ran to her room and
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