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King Lear Vs Oedipus

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"A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall." -Aristotle. In Greek culture, a tragic hero is defined as a person of high social rank, who has a tragic flaw or flaws that lead to their downfall. William Shakespeare's King Lear and Sophocles Oedipus Rex are two classic pieces of literature in which involves a tragic ending for both protagonists lear and Oedipus. The naive nature of King Lear and the arrogance pride of Oedipus lead them to a blindness which is both physical and metaphorical. both King Lear and Oedipus displays comparative characteristics such as role of fate and free will, role of destiny and the ignorance which makes them being regarded as tragic heroes. Role of fate and free will can be seen
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