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Why is Oedipus blinding himself dramatically appropriate?

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Because Oedipus was figuratively blind in his complete ignorance of the truth about the death of Laius. In blinding himself, he becomes literally blind to parallel that. I think this is an example of Homeric justice.
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What does Oedipus blind himself with?

The brooches that were on his wife/mother's clothes when he found her dead.

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