Oedipus the King..or Oedipus the Blind!
Oedipus the Blind
In Sophocles' play, Oedipus the King, one of the main themes is blindness. Not just physical blindness, but intellectual blindness as well. The blindness issue is an effective contrasting method for Oedipus at different points in the play. Simply saying "blindness", however, is a little uncertain. It can be broken down into two components, Oedipus's ability to "see" and his willingness to "see".
In the beginning of the play, Oedipus has perfect physical vision. However, he is blind and ignorant to the truth about himself and his past. "Why are your eyes so cold?" (…
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