What are the differences of character between Oedipus and Teiresias in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles?
Teiresias, the blind seer, is portrayed as a wise individual who receives visions of the future. Teiresias understands the awful truth behind the curse that plagues Thebes and is reluctant to tell Oedipus that he is responsible for the death of King Laius and is married to his mother. When Oedipus demands that he tell him the truth to save Thebes, Teiresias is portrayed as being rather indifferent regarding his supreme knowledge and the entire situation. He essentially tells Oedipus that knowing the future is useless because whatever will happen is bound to happen anyway. Teiresias is also initially tolerant and sensitive towards Oedipus and does not want the difficult news to harm the king. However, Oedipus is insistent that he tell him...
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