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The choir represents the voice of the people the voice of the masses People often conform to this uniform truth they want to be like other people This conformation leads to a uniform voice from the public This voice is often ignorant to the truth seemingly to the point that it creates its own truth This is seen often in Oedipus the King by Sophocles They believe that Oedipus is godly even when they have found out that he is the cause of their plague It is not until the end that their haze of false truth clears and they turn against Oedipus The idea that the people speak with a unified voice is seen whenever they speak Never does one individual stray from this one voice This is seen in the Strophes and Antistrophes the choir speaks as a whole At the start of the the choir shows unquestioning faith in Oedipus They believe that he is godly that since he ended the Sphinxs reign of terror that he would stop the plague They believed this without question they had no doubts that Oedipus would find a cure They even came to Oedipus with olive boughs all wreathed in woe the same way one would go to a altar when they wanted something urgently This shows their faith in Oedipus This faith blinds them to the truth When they find out that it could be Oedipus that is the cause of the plague they still follow Oedipus blindly They do not see the truth they create their own They become so deeply entwined in their own web of falls truths that they do not realize what is really happening They do not believe the Oracle Show me the man speaking stone from Delphi damned shows their disbelief in the oracle This further reinforces their false truths their blind faith toward Oedipus Eventually this haze of false truths clears and they see reality
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