How does the images of vision and blindness relate to the theme of the Oedipus Rex?

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I think that this becomes the most important element of the drama.  Oedipus, with sight, wanted to know the truth, to "see" it all and commanded everyone, including Chorus members, to disclose what they know.  In many respects, this desire to see caused his blindness.  When he is confronted with the results of his demands, it becomes too much and he blinds...

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