Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

What symbolic implications emerge from Oedipus blinding himself? Do you find his action courageous and heroic,or do you interpert it some other way? Explain

Provide a quote

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Oedipus' self-inflicted blindness symbolizes his foolishness and inability to see clearly what stood before him. Famed for his commonsense and clear thinking, Oedipus has been revealed all too human. Blinding himself is his way of taking responsibility for his part in his father's death and a symbol of new found wisdom.