Why did Sophocles use the theme of blindness in "Oedipus Rex"?
"Oedipus Rex" is a famous play by Sophocles. Sophocles also wrote "Antigone," "Electra," and "Oedipus at Colonus." The latter play takes place after the story ends in "Oedipus Rex."
Answer and Explanation:
Sophocles uses the theme of blindness in "Oedipus Rex" in order to explore the ways in which people -- particularly people in power, perhaps...
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