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Oedipus thinks that Kreon is envious of his position as king and calls for his death nevertheless heis not completely responsible for his ignorance of the truthTheir views and behaviors are direct evidence of their inability to see what was in front of them The consequences for these blind activities spanned the whole text and the lessons did not seem to be learned as if they too were shrouded in darkness themselvesVision or the lack of is very common In Sophocles Oedipus the king Oedipus constantly has his fate hanging over his head Without knowing he is walking right into what he fears Not only does the oracle play into his life so does his ignorance Oedipus choses power over what is right unknowingly which is ignorance Kreon Ignorance keeps us blind yet it frees us from the painful stare of truth A false paradise is created under the veil of knowledge that is simply not present The theme of vision and blindness is significant in Oidipus because throughout the work the truth was always beyond the characters grasp and without truth the actions carried out by the characters were done in blindness From the first account of Oidipuss misjudgment about the prophecy that foretold that the killer of the previous king was still in Thebes Oidipus instantly blamed Kreon Ignorance can be something caused by oneself or just out of simple unknowing Not only does Sophocles tell falls of power he develops the importance of ignorance in Kings Not only is Oidipus blind to the truth of the true identity of the wrongdoer but he blindly accuses his right hand man There is no shred of evidence to support this blind claim and this fact makes the observation of his ignorance being his blindness more evident These blind accusations can also be observed when Oidipus turns a deaf ear to Teiresiass wordsOidipus is responsible for letting himself get carried away as king
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