Discuss the theme of sight and blindness in Oedipus Rex, how it is important, and how it affects the idea of truth.
In Oedipus Rex, there are different kinds of sight and blindness present throughout the cast.
Jocasta is willfully blind. She begins to suspect the truth of Oedipus's identity the more he pries into the past, but she still tries to live in blissful ignorance. She begs Oedipus not to go further with his investigation, but he declines. Once she can no longer avoid the truth, she commits suicide rather than deal with...
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