Oedipus The Tragic Hero

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At the same time, a tragic hero must evoke both pity and fear, and Aristotle claims that the best way to do this is if he is imperfect. A character with a mixture of good and evil is more compelling than a character that is merely good. And Oedipus is definitely not perfect; although a clever man, he is blind to the truth that he married his mother and killed his father and refuses to believe Tiresias...
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Although he is a good father, he unknowingly fathered children in incest. A tragic hero suffers because of his hubris, a Greek word that is often translated as "tragic flaw" but really means "error in judgement." Oedipus' tragic flaw is the fact that he is overly proud of himself. In Oedipus the King, fate is an idea that surfaces again and again...
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