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Buena Vista de Oedipus The King Do you have a great understanding of Oedipus the King The understanding provoked by reading this story is not accidental but intentional Sophocles wants the reader to walk away with condemnation and regret The reader can not help but to walk away from the book with a better understanding of fate The knowledge gained is going to be different for each reader To understand the story an eye examination must take place A diagnosis of each characters function and true self must be performed Unless the reader puts on his or her lenses of interpretation they will suffer from impaired vision First the main character Oedipus according to the story is the greatest of men and the solver of riddles Well Oedipus can only solve the riddle of his own origins by revealing a truth too awful to bear Knowledge is power but the insight gained from the knowledge is painful Oedipus is the perfect example of this philosophy Oedipus strive to see everything blinded him but even in his blindness he still searched for answers Christopher Nassaar writes Oedipus is thus the patron saint of philosophers scientists poets and artists - of all truth-seekers Like Mulder and Scully in the X Files Oedipus knows the truth is out there but unlike them he doesnt expect to have his eyesight restored for next weeks episode187 Nassaar also writes Oedipus is an inspiration for mankind he must find out the truth at whatever cost and then accept the full responsibility for the knowledge he has discovered Knowledge plus pain is better than Ignorance plus bliss 187 Is Oedipus fate predetermined No all the choices made are by Oedipus He chose to send Creon to Delphi to listen to the priest to ask for Teiresias to
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