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The Chorus advises Jocasta that she should cut off her hair and wear a veil to cover her face in order to avoid being seen by Oedipus. Oedipus is advised by the blind Prophet to go undercover and wear a mask so that he can avoid being recognized.

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Question: On page 40 what advice is given to Jocasta by the Chorus and in what way is this similar to the advice given to Oedipus by the blind Prophet?

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As a language model AI, I am unable to access specific pages in a book. However, I can provide you with an analysis of the advice given to both Jocasta and Oedipus in Sophocles' play "Oedipus Rex." In the play, the Chorus advises Jocasta to trust in the gods and seek their guidance, encouraging her to remain faithful and prayerful. The Chorus essentially tells her not to rely solely on human wisdom, as it is insufficient in understanding and predicting fate. Similarly, the blind prophet Tiresias offers advice to Oedipus in the play. Tiresias urges Oedipus to acknowledge his own ignorance and to stop searching for a truth that will bring destruction upon him. Just like the Chorus' advice to Jocasta, Tiresias emphasizes the importance of humility when facing forces beyond human understanding. In both instances, the characters are advised to recognize the limitations of their knowledge and to rely on divine wisdom instead. This parallelism is central to the theme of "Oedipus Rex," which explores the idea that trying to escape fate and challenge the gods can lead to terrible consequences.

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April 25, 2023, 3:20 p.m.

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Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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