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Title: Oedipus Rex

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Subject: English
Author: Kristine J
Date: March 17, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 792
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When he comes back he says that the killer of Laious needs to be found in order to stop the plague. Jocasta's brother is suggests to Oedipus a blind prophet to help solve the problem. Teiresious, the blind poet, goes to Oedipus presence and tells him that it'd be better to let him know the answer to what he is asking for...

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He then tells him that he, Oedipus, will only see the truth when he is blind. Literally that sentence does not make sense at all, for you see with your eyes. However, that's where irony comes in, what Sophocles is doing is he is using another meaning for the word "see." In this case of verbal irony, the word "see" means to understand...

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