Downfall Of Oedipus The King

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In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus the king, Oedipus Rex fits the true definition of a tragic hero, especially by Aristotle standards. He is a vitreous man whose misfortune is brought about not by depravity, but by some error or frailty. Oedipus is highly regarded as being renowned and prosperous. In the play we can tell Oedipus is well renowned because the people pray towards him “Not judging you an equal of the gods” (Line 31), “you raised up our lives” (Line 39). And prosperous when Tiresias says “rich, through foreign lands” (Line 460) and again when Oedipus says “in wealth, kingship, artistry” (Line 385) “wins much admiration” (Line 386). Oedipus is imperfect like us because he is human and has human qualities. On his way to Corinth, Oedipus
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