Tragedy In Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex, a tragedy written by Sophocles, is a prime example on how Oedipus fulfills the requirements of a tragic hero. Oedipus’ character embodies all of Aristotle’s characteristics of a tragic hero from Oedipus’ hubris to Oedipus’ self-blinding as he realized his true identity. Oedipus himself realizes that he is the protagonist of the story … Read more

How is Oedipus a tragic hero

In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle’s definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a “good man who suffers from a tragic flaw”. Oedipus’ tragic flaw is his arrogance and his belief that he can control his own fate. This leads to his downfall, … Read more

Sophocles play Oedipus Rex

In Sophocless play Oedipus Rex Oedipus Even though fate seems to determine Oedipus’ life, . he does infact have a free will. His choices brought the prophecy to life. Only his decisions (not influenced by anybody) he made. Of course those decisions were in side of the limits set by fate. When Oedipus heard a … Read more