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 SophoclesParagraph Matin Research Newspaper

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InВ OedipusВ Rex, В dramatistВ SophoclesВ contrastsВ OedipusВ andВ TeiresiasВ withВ sightВ andВ blindnessВ respectivelyВ toВ showВ thatВ althoughВ OedipusВ canВ physicallyВ see, В heВ isВ " blind” towardsВ hisВ fate, В whichВ provesВ toВ beВ hisВ tragicВ flaw. В AfterВ Teiresias'В initialВ arrivalВ andВ refusalВ toВ tellВ OedipusВ hisВ hideousВ truth, В OedipusВ fliesВ intoВ aВ rageВ screaming, В " YouВ sightless, В witless, В senseless, В madВ oldВ man! ” (SophoclesВ 20)В AlthoughВ heВ meansВ toВ mockВ Teiresias'В obviousВ impairment, В OedipusВ usesВ " senseless” toВ conveyВ thatВ TeiresiasВ can'tВ trulyВ " see” intoВ theВ futureВ andВ predictВ destiny. В В В Oedipus'В outburstВ stemsВ fromВ theВ plagueВ inВ theВ city, В whichВ putsВ pressureВ onВ himВ andВ contributesВ toВ hisВ growingВ insecurityВ asВ leader. В В Consequently, В heВ receivesВ Teiresias'В insinuationsВ towardsВ hisВ obliviousnessВ towardsВ theВ detailsВ ofВ hisВ pastВ andВ futureВ asВ anВ insultВ insteadВ ofВ usefulВ information, В exposingВ hisВ metaphoricalВ " blindness. ”  WhileВ TeiresiasВ continuesВ toВ ignoreВ Oedipus'В requestsВ forВ hisВ findings…...