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Why does Oedipus blind himself in 'Oedipus Rex'?

One of the themes in Oedipus Rex is physical and metaphorical blindness. In Greek culture, those who were physically blind were said to have metaphorical "vision" and were mes (MORE)

Who was Oedipus raised by?

Oedipus was raised by the King and Queen of Corinth...those were his "adoptive parents." His actual parents were King Laios and Queen Jocaste of Thebes. His original parents " (MORE)

What is Oedipus' fate?

That he will kill his father and marry his mother is Oedipus' fate in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, Oedipus' fate is revealed two times (MORE)

What is the prophecy about Oedipus?

That he will grow up to kill his father and marry his mother are the prophecies about subsequent Theban King Oedipus. Oedipus' parents, Theban King Laius and Queen Jocasta, r (MORE)

How did Oedipus get his name?

Oedipus got his name from his guarding parents. Oedipus means "swollen foot" because his original parents wanted to void a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry hi (MORE)

Stocks 101: Learn Stock Market Basics

The stock market is one of the more intimidating subjects in all of personal finance. You may want to get into the stock market, but are hesitant because you don't understand (MORE)

Who is Oedipus' father?

Theban King Laius is Theban King Oedipus' father. But Oedipus doesn't know this critical piece of information when the play 'Oedipus Rex' begins. Instead, he believes himself (MORE)

What curse does Oedipus place on his sons in 'Oedipus at Colonus'?

That they will not rule harmoniously and that they will kill each other is the curse that Oedipus places on his sons in "Oedipus at Colonus" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C (MORE)