Therefore be gone Without our grace, our love, our benison. ( I, i, ll 261-264 ) Because of Lear’s high position in society, he is supposed to be able to distinguish the good from the bad; unfortunately, his lack of sight prevented him to do so. Lear’s first act of blindness is his foolish need of displayed affection by his daughters. First, he was easily deceived by his two eldest daughter’s lies, then he was unable to see the reality of Cordelia’s true love for him, and as a result, banished her from his kingdom. Lear... ... middle of paper ... ...red in brambles and other weeds, now he has been dressed in new clothing.
Lear shuts out his third daughter because she cannot her love into words the way he wants her to. Gloucester, similarly, forbids the son that truly loves him, while putting all his trust into the son who betrays him. Both Lear and Gloucester lack the direction and insight that it takes to see reality, instead they see only physically. Lear does not realize his daughter's true feelings until it is too late. Gloucester must loose his physical sight in order to gain the type of vision that he needs to see his son's betrayal.
He must marry the young Catherine due to his father’s manipulation (3). Linton is not able to choose a lot of things for himself. Finally, although his father is now there for him, Linton has no good sense of guidance; just like his father. This leads Linton to not only begin to hate the people that he loves, but this also leads him to hate himself. He knows his affectionate mother would not want him to be so peevish and cruel toward people.
This ignorance makes you think irrationally and make erroneous judgments. Although Lear is not really blind, his vision is something that is outside does not understand the identity and that of those around him. Early in the game, asks his three daughters, he loves the most, to share his inheritance. However, the opinions and the results of the blind Lear in his perception deceived by false words of love, and insensitive to Cordelia tells the truth, forcing him to ban his beloved daughter Cordelia and divided his inheritance of his unworthy girls. When Lear rejects Cordelia said: " We have no such daughter, nor shall never see / her face again (I , I , 1211 ) .
Emma Woodhouse is practically born into blindness when she is left with one parent’s negative connotations toward the reality of the world she resides in, but breaks free from this irrational blindness when happiness is found in the form of Mr. Knightley, thus transforming Emma’s lack of sight into a necessity of insight. Mr. Woodhouse “is no companion for [Emma]” (2) and “no friend of matrimony” (187). This results in Emma’s blindness and subsequently causes her to feel “marriage, in fact, would not do for her” because it is “incompatible with what she owed to her father” (280). With this induced moral, Emma lacks true happiness due to misconstrued thoughts towards marriage solely to please her father.
We see this in Scene 3 when Goneril is unhappy with her father. She shows her true self in this scene, not the loving daughter which she shows to be in Scene 1, but almost a villain, who goes against the hierarchy of nature. Daughters are supposed to respect and love their fathers, which is exactly the opposite o what Goneril is doing. She treats her father, who deserves more respect as he is also king, badly, and also advises her servant Oswald to do so. Lear still views himself as a king, while his daughter calls him an ?Idle old man?.
He is also a disappointed man who has no happiness in marriage and who treats his foolish wife and younger daughters as objects of amusement. He is aware of how much his wife and younger daughters compromise themselves in company, but instead of trying to reeducate them he takes to observing their follies as a kind of sport. He seems to enjoy seeing people ridicule themselves in front of others. His fault, however, is that he never realized that by allowing himself to simply be ignorant to and amused with their shortcomings, he has indirectly encouraged and reinforced their behavior. His unwillingness to control Lydia’s improper behavior almost lead to disgrace of his family.
It is ironic to see that Oedipus cannot see the truth that is right in front of him and when can can see he would no longer physically see it but be able to see the truth above all. Also it is dramatic irony to the audience since , the audience fully understand that Oedipus has blinded been blinded all these years, to not be able to recognize and marry his own mother and yet Jocasta does not know it either, the truth. In this case the physically blindness of Teiresias symbolizes that he is able to see the truth without eyes while both Oedipus and Jocasta blinded themselves when they can both physically see (Blindness and Sight in Oedipus the
Sophocles utilizes his skill of creating a tragic character by showing Oedipus as blind on multiple levels, all the while being unaware of his blindness until the end. Oedipus’ first encounter with blindness is in the incestuous relationship he has with his mother. Although Oedipus does not realize the nature of his relationship he nor his mother take into account the prophecies they have both heard. The gods may not choose to show pity on Oedipus because he deliberately tries to usurp their power by leaving who he believes to be his mother and father. Oedipus is blind to the fact that his mother, his wife, the mother of his children is the fulfillment of the prophecy he hears long ago.
Analysing Invisible Man After reading this book I wondered what it would be like to be blind then gain sight, but realize you cannot see yourself because you are invisible. It seems like a cruel joke that once you can see you realize that you still cannot see who you are. Even though this seems like a very depressing event Ellison makes it seem like a positive thing. While, at the end of the story, the narrator still does not know his place in the world he seems to be glad that he is no longer blindfolded. He even questions the reader's ability to see, "Who knows but that, on some lower frequencies, I speak for you?"