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King Oedipus and Tiresias argue over the origins of the plague that is ravaging Thebes. Oedipus accuses Tiresias of plotting with Creon to depose him from power. Oedipus accuses Tiresias of blindness. In response Tiresias reiterates Oedipus' own blindness to fate and his own role in the fulfillm More…ent of the prohecy that he will murder his father and marry his mother. Tiresias' speech foreshadows the end of the play when Oedipus will finally uncover the truth about himself and choose to physically blind himself when he sees the truth.
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