Tiresias, the prophet is physically blind, yet is able to see more truth in actions and prophesies than Oedipus Oedipus the King, by Greek tragedian Sophocles is no exception.
Aristotle points out that a tragedy must contain a protagonist that falls from power and from happiness, and that the protagonist must always be fallible in some way. Thus, they pierce his ankles together and give him to a shepherd who is ordered to kill the child.
Throughout the entire play, Oedipus is trying to figure out mysteries such as who his real parents are and who killed Laius There are many examples of this shown throughout the play; however, the most prominent is seen through the characters of Oedipus and Tiresias.
He is admired by the people of Thebes and is considered to be a mature, inelegant and a rational leader.
Oedipus becomes angry that Tiresias will not tell hi. His brother-in-law Creon returns with news from the Oracle at Delphi stating that they must find the murderer of the previous king of Thebes, Laius They considered Sophocles their most successful playwright and consequently, his works continued to be valued highly throughout the Greek world long after his death The Greeks believed very strongly in fate, which can be defined as either a power beyond human control that determines events, or the outcome or end.