You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
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.
27,214,952 questions answered
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 581 [Total 682] Ratings 0 Comments 581 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 526 [Total 526] Ratings 0 Comments 526 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
L
P
Points 219 [Total 1537] Ratings 1 Comments 209 Invitations 0 Offline
S
R
Points 205 [Total 305] Ratings 1 Comments 145 Invitations 5 Offline
S
P
P
L
P
P
Points 158 [Total 1610] Ratings 1 Comments 148 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 40] Ratings 3 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 14] Ratings 1 Comments 4 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
Points 14 [Total 744] Ratings 0 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 13] Ratings 1 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.