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What are examples to dramatic irony in the play Oedipus the King

 

ashleigh l #336606
Sep 15, 2013 3:04 PM

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What are examples to dramatic irony in the play Oedipus the King

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Aslan
Sep 15, 2013 3:07 PM

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We know from the outset that Oedipus is going to kill his father and marry his mother.
 

jill d #170087
Sep 15, 2013 3:19 PM

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One example of dramatic irony comes when the old soothsayer visits the King. Oedipus ridicules the man because he's blind, and Tiresias in a fit of anger tells the king that though he can see he is "blind" to the truth. When Oedipus becomes blind, he finally realizes the truth of the man's words. Irony is also to be found in the fact that it is the blind man who truly sees.
 

faye y #343675
Nov 01, 2013 4:52 AM

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There are many dramatic irony in the play. For example, Oedipus has been seeking to find out the murderer of the previous king in order to solve the plague,but in fact, he is the murderer. The more efforts and endeavors he takes, the more ironic he seems to be.
 

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