Sunday, May 19, 2019
Oedipus: A Tragic Hero or Not? Essay
Oedipus is definitely a tragic hero. In Aristotles theory he talks about the ways you become a tragic hero. The first thing that happened to Oedipus is the the reversal of fortune leading up to a final lore. In the story this happens man times, When he is a baby he was sent to the set to be killed which would be a misfortune. A shepherd comes up to the mountain and saves him by bringing him back to Corinth. Oedipus kills his biologic father. Later in life Oedipus solves the riddle of the sphinx and becomes the town hero. The next thing that happens would be when Oedipus finds out that he married his mom and killed his father which was what he was trying to stay away from his whole life.Another feature that a Tragic Hero has is experiences heavy suffering. Oedipus suffers many times in this play. When Oedipus was on top of the mountain his parents put some type of metal pipe in his feet so he could not walk. Oedipus moldiness have felt pain there. Emotional wise when he found out the king and butt of Corinth were not his parents he must have felt pain. When he found out he killed his biologic father he must have felt pain and when he found his wife/ engender hanging he felt pain. When Oedipus looks back at all the tragedies in his life you can impinge on that he had heavy suffering throughout his entire life.The last thing that can be a characteristic of a tragic hero is when his misfortune is brought about by error of judgement. This also happens a lot in the story Oedipus Rex. The fist error of judgement in my opinion would be when Jocasta and her maintain decide to put Oedipus on the mountain instead of killing him right on the spot. If they would have no(prenominal) of this would have happened.Another misfortune by error of judgement would be when he killedhis father. He and his face pack of thugs killed the king and most of his men. Why did he have to do it? That death was cause for no material reason accept for money and he could have escaped th e prophecy if he would have halt killing for money. These are the errors of judgement in Oedipus Rex.