In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus wishes for an "oblivion" in which what happenes?

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Oedipus, after discovering the truth of his own identity and how he was the one who killed his father, and therefore brought the plague upon the city of Thebes, wishes for oblivion, or complete forgetfulness to descend upon him so he doesn't have to face the tragedy of realising who he is and what he has done. Note how he clarifies what he means by "oblivion" in the following quote:

No, if I could just block off my ears, the springs of...

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