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September 25, 2005

Sophocles, Oedipus the King (Up to Scene III) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

"Teiresias: Brother and father - the very same; to her Who bore him, son and husband - the very same Who came to his father's bed, wet with his father's blood. Enough. Go think that over. If later you find error in what I have said, You may say I have no skill in profecy."

I love how this play is filled with hidden meanings and frequent instances of foreshadowing. Teiresias clearly predicts it is indeed Oedipus who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus denies this constantly throughout the play. Teiresias is actually the one who sees the truth, ironically he is also blind. Oedipus, who has vision, does not see that he's the one who killed Laois.

Posted by AmandaNichols at September 25, 2005 05:51 PM

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This play does have flashes of foreshadowing throughout. And I also picked up on the fact that Teiresias sees things that everyone else can not, and he is blind. I thought I was real clever for picking up on that! haha! You are too.

Posted by: Chera Pupi at September 27, 2005 09:35 AM

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