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Helene Cixous and Eric Prenowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639038

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.001.0001

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The Unforeseeable

The Unforeseeable

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(p.221) Chapter 12 The Unforeseeable
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Volleys of Humanity
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Hélène Cixous

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639038.003.0013

This chapter discusses the idea of the unforeseeable, which is deemed as the subject of all tragedies of fate. It uses Oedipus and Samson as examples, and cites the loss of their eyes as a result of their structural blindness, or their refusal to see the obvious. The chapter stresses that it is blindness that makes the event, and that the inability to recognise is a source of terror.

Keywords:   unforeseeable, tragedies of fate, Oedipus, Samson, structural blindness, source of terror

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