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Jocasta realizes that the prophecy has come true
"Woe, woe, unhappy! This is all I have to say to thee, and no word more"(40)
Oedipus is told that his real father was Laius
"Woe! woe! It is all pain, indeed! O Light, this be the last time I shall gaze on thee"(44)
Oedipus is exiled by Creon
"Out of this country cast me with all speed, where I may pass without accost of men"(52)
In the start of the play, Teiresias, a blind seer, was insulted by Oedipus for his blindness. Teiresias replied saying that Oedipus had sight but was even blinder. By the end of the story Oedipus lost his sight but could see the truth... "you have your sight, and do not see what evils are about you, nor with whom, nor in what home you are dwelling."(17)
Oedipus Rex shows the theme of sight vs. blindness and compares physical sight to understanding
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