Oedipus The Tragic Hero

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Oedipus The Tragic Hero Based on the reading of Aristotle's "On Tragic Character" it is clear that the Greeks view the protagonist of Sophocles' play "Oedipus the King" as a hero. How does Oedipus himself meet the terms of Aristotle's requirements for a hero? When analyzing Oedipus's character the reader gets a sense of compassion and that he believes in doing the right thing. Oedipus's intentions and morals are good. His emotions, his thoughts, even …

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…Oedipus meets all of Aristotle's requirements. He is a character who showed compassion, morals and good intention in his choices. Above all he was a character who was dedicated and loyal to his people, this makes him a hero. Oedipus had struggled against his fate convinced he was doing the right thing but his fate was all along a misfortune. Unfortunately he is not only a hero, he is a hero of tragedy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**