Question and answer
what is the symbolic meaning of oedipus blinding himself in the play oedipus the king
Oedipus, king of Thebes, is confronted with the problem of plague in the city. Informed by the oracles that the plague is caused by the unpunished murder of the former king, Laius, Oedipus vows to hunt down the criminal. [ Slowly and by degrees, Oedipus comes to the realization that he is the murderer of Laius, also his own father, and that he is now married to his own mother, Jocasta. Horrified
at the discoveries, Oedipus blinds himself while Jocasta commits suicide. play about the drama and irony of blindness toward one's own faults tragic outcomes invisibly related to the "tragic flaw" (see hamartia) in the main character; in the case of Oedipus the flaw is a composite of hubris, pride, arrogance, rashness, impulsive violence ironic treatment of the popular idea, embodied in the myths behind the play, of the absolute impossibility of avoiding a fixed and pre-determined fate/destiny the motifs of the crossroads (where the original murder took place), blindness, and riddles hint at the reality of personal responsibility in the tragedy by means of the family tragedy, the play ultimately seems to allude to the tragedy of the internal struggles among the Greeks (in particular the Peloponnesian Wars) ]
Expert answered|jher000|Points 2878|
Question
Asked 6/8/2011 7:25:26 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
17,968,466 questions answered
Popular Conversations
How is the infinitive phrase used in the sentence? Morning is the ...
Weegy: To go to college is my greatest ambition. The infinitive phrase "to go to college" is used as noun as subject. ...
10/24/2014 11:04:05 AM| 5 Answers
Brandon's huge collection of paper cranes come from his origami ...
Weegy: The correct sentence is: Brandon's huge collection of paper cranes comes from his origami hobby. User: ...
10/24/2014 7:48:30 AM| 3 Answers
Simplify. n 6 · n 5 · n 4 ÷ n 3 · n 2 ÷ n User: Find the ...
Weegy: What is your question? User: Simplify. y 5 ÷ y 3 · y 2 Weegy: y^5 ? y^3 ? y^2; y^8 ? y^2 = y^6 User: ...
10/24/2014 11:04:16 AM| 3 Answers
William H. Crawford represented which ...
10/24/2014 7:25:41 AM| 2 Answers
Is the sentence compound, or is it simple with a compound verb? You ...
Weegy: Verb is a word (part of speech) that in syntax conveys an action (bring, read, walk, run, learn), an occurrence ...
10/24/2014 7:51:29 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 2605 [Total 14980]| Ratings 0| Comments 2605| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
P
C
1
L
Points 1628 [Total 11109]| Ratings 4| Comments 1588| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 896 [Total 13125]| Ratings 0| Comments 896| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 607 [Total 2006]| Ratings 0| Comments 607| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 505 [Total 6299]| Ratings 3| Comments 475| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 482 [Total 482]| Ratings 0| Comments 452| Invitations 3|Offline
S
Points 454 [Total 455]| Ratings 6| Comments 394| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 277 [Total 277]| Ratings 1| Comments 267| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 48 [Total 6282]| Ratings 0| Comments 48| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 34 [Total 3572]| Ratings 2| Comments 14| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.