Essays Tagged: "blind prophet"

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles , what led to his downfall?

er will eventually see the truth.Oedipus delivers a proclamation to pursue the truth. Tiresias, the blind prophet, comes toconvict Oedipus: "I charge you to obey the decree that you yourself have made ...

(3 pages) 152 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Vision of Christ and Teiresias

hom he saw as the manifestation of God's Word (logos). Teiresias, of Sophocles' play Antigone, is a blind prophet whose lack of vision does not prevent him from recognizing the truth. The words of Joh ... se who stood 'on fate's thin edge' (Antigone, 102) to walk safely to a plateau of illumination. The blind prophet combated pride, arrogance, and ignorance to deliver his message of enlightenment.John' ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.5 Dec/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Role of Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King

`You are the curse, the corruption of the land!'. With these words, Tiresias, a blind prophet in `Oedipus The King' set the actions in play that would turn king to beggar within th ... oreshadowing showcased in `Oedipus the King' was intended as a point of attack, and it was when the blind prophet Tiresias directly blamed King Oedipus for plague sent by Apollo. This form of `foresha ... hadowing happened when Oedipus, in a fit of anger, said to Tiresias, "You've lost your power, stone-blind, stone-deaf - senses, eyes blind as stone!". By the end of the story, Oedipus was almost exact ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Oedipus the king, all about how the events of Oedipus the King prove that God's will overcomes men.

ter of Oedipus The King. Creon is the brother of Jocasta and next in line to be king. Tiresias is a blind prophet summoned by Oedipus and can also see the future. And additionally there is the shepher ...

(4 pages) 174 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus' Strengths and Weaknesses

ts to listen to the advices of different people. He also finally understands theadvice given by the blind prophet Tiresias: "It is the journey, not the destination."At the beginning of the story Odyss ... pride he unwisely gives away his identity toPolythemus. On page 86 Odysseus says: "It was Odysseus blinded you, taker of Troy,Laertes son, who dwells in Ithaca." With that Polythemus calls upon his f ...

(2 pages) 15896 1 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

O brother where art thou? A short and quick review of the film.

project, although in truth the real prize turns out to be priceless.Along the way they encounter a blind prophet who promises them riches beyond their dreams, though not what they had bargained for; ... l Von Bargen, once of Trinity Rep) who wears sunglasses even at night, a thieving Bible salesman, a blind record producer who mistakes them for a singing group and turns them into the Soggy Bottom Boy ...

(2 pages) 55 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Importance of Oedipus and Teiresias' Conversation in Scene One of Oedipus Rex

dipus finds out who he truthfully is. In Scene one lines 284-448 Oedipus is speaking to Teiresias a blind prophet, he asks Teiresias to reveal Laius' killer. This passage has defining characteristics ... mply conveyed on stage. This passage helps develop and make the play more intriguing by showing how blind to the truth Oedipus really is.Before the beginning of the play Oedipus saves the people of Th ...

(4 pages) 80 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Seeing All and Seeing None - an essay on the use of sight and blindness in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

Seeing All and Seeing NoneIn Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, sight and blindness are used as an underlying theme throughout the play. Sophocles makes the point that those ... ht are not all seeing, and often those without sight see what others don't.Our first encounter with blindness in the play comes when we are introduced to Tiresias, the blind prophet. Although Tiresias ... es sight, or lack of, to present the truth.Oedipus was not the only one to hold sight, and still be blind to the truth. His wife Jocasta also suffered such ignorance. An oracle once told Jocasta and L ...

(3 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sequel to The Odyssey

g,was yet to satisfy his desire for adventures.As it was foretold by that dark prince of Thebes,The blind prophet Teiresias, whom the greathearted Odysseusmet with years past in the land of the dead.T ... ears.In vain, for the raging god of sea, Poseidon was stillin rancor for the son whose eye Odysseus blinded years ago,and was intended to make Odysseus' journey difficult,with violent waves and raging ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone, Tragedy and Law versus Desire according to Lacant

alive to the caverns of the dead'.Lord Creon's decision leads to unrest in the city and Tiresias, a blind prophet, predicts the people will rise. Creon ignores and banishes him.Creon then changes his ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Odepus

o this question is not what Oedipus expects. In fact, it is a complete reversal. Teiresias, the old blind prophet, is summoned to Thebes before Oedipus to tell of Laius' murderer and, somehow, end the ... n children, and attitudes of despair. Creon, brother to the Queen, sends for Teiresisas, who is the blind, wise prophet. At the beginning of the encounter between Oedipus and Teirisias, Oedipus instan ...

(4 pages) 874 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus The King

made a prophecy saying that the plague will be broken when Laius's murderer is found. Tiresias, the blind prophet tells Oedipus that he is the murderer. The Prophet reveals that the murderer of Laius ... hebes, and to look after his daughters Antigone and Ismene.A major theme in Oedipus the King is his blindness to his own fate. From the time he was born, Oedipus was prophesized to kill his parents. E ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Creon vs Antigone.

ial, that he has "trample[d] down the honors of the gods"(835). Even at the end after Tiresias, the blind prophet, tells him that he has made a mistake he Creon turns to the chorus and says "Lay my pr ... yone in her family that could be replaced, but for her brother, Polynices, she had to bury him. The blind loyalty and pride she has for the Royal House of Cadmus compels her to commit the crime. This ...

(4 pages) 1706 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Views from the bridge

problems or similarities consisted of learning to overcome something about themselves, metaphorical blindness, and the themes of the plays. These are the three main similarities faced in both plays. ... In the play A View from the Bridge, Eddie the main character, dealt with being metaphorical blind throughout the play. To be metaphorically blinded is someone who is blinded by something or so ...

(6 pages) 1189 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Creon the tragic hero

Creon's pride came to be his major flaw as demonstrated during the reversal sequence in the play. A blind prophet, Theresies, calls upon Creon and informs him of the doom that would befall him as a re ...

(1 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Compare and contrast of the od

e King and Homer's Odyssey both deal on the topic of truth. In both works the character Tiresias, a blind prophet, participates in the different journeys by revealing various truths to the main charac ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Compare and Contrast of the Od

e King and Homer's Odyssey both deal on the topic of truth. In both works the character Tiresias, a blind prophet, participates in the different journeys by revealing various truths to the main charac ...

(5 pages) 1118 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Antigone

s son, Haemon. Haemon reacts to this by having a feud with his father and leaving his home.When the blind prophet, Teiresias, tells Creon that the Gods are on Antigone's side, Creon realizes that he p ...

(3 pages) 769 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Oedipus, Who Was he and What Had He Learned

hers who name and right to the throne had died the day Laios was slain.Oedipus sends for Teiresias (blind prophet); he tells Oedipus he wishes not to speak of what he knows, as the truth will not help ... nd son to the his wife who gave birth to him. Oedipus has him removed, thinking someone has set the blind prophet up to say such hideous things.Oedipus turns on Kreon accusing him of conspiring with T ...

(5 pages) 852 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Oedipus: How His Environment Inspired His Actions

s were worshipped by all and considered very powerful. The citizens of Thebes admired Tiresias, the blind prophet. When Tiresias explained to Oedipus the story of Laius' killer, Oedipus was appalled a ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature