THE GREEK THEATRE
2) Is Oedipus a Tragic Hero?
Answer this question demonstrating specific understandings of the concepts of Tragedy and the Tragic Hero.
In the Greek play, “King Oedipus” written by Sophocles, certain characteristics, which determine the traits of a tragic hero, reveal themselves as the play unfolds. These traits enable readers to enjoy a more enhanced reading of the play and also serve to evoke a particular response from the reader.
Readers acknowledge that
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Finally the tragedy in “Oedipus the King” encouraged the readers to be passionate and most certainly quite emotional as readers too felt like they were experiencing everything that all the characters were.
In conclusion the concepts of tragedy and the tragic hero in the play “Oedipus the King” convey certain characteristics which enable readers to enjoy a more enhanced reading of the play and also serve to evoke a particular response from the reader.