Oedipus Rex essay prompt

Literary analysis essay

You'll be writing an essay on the motif of sight in Oedipus Rex. Oedipus says no man can be hurt, "me, or any man who lives in light." Yet Tiresias accuses Oedipus "you see and still are blind." For what is "sight" a metaphor, and do you think Oedipus is more influenced by fate or free will? Why? Look back at instances of vision and sight in the play and pick specific details with line #s to support your thinking.