Oedipus-a Tragic Hero

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Research Paper
ENGL 102: Literature and Composition)
Fall 2015
Melinda Meeds L26683811

Thesis: In Sophocles’ “Oedipus”, Oedipus is exemplified as a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition because his story appeals to the reader’s humanity in the way he maintains his strengths after inadvertently causing his own downfall.
I. Oedipus
A. The noble birth.
B. Describe Oedipus’ character.
II. Tragedy
A. Describe what a tragedy is.
B. Describe the tragedies Oedipus has faced.
III. A tragic hero
A. Describe what makes Oedipus a tragic hero.
B. Describe how Oedipus handles life after the pitfalls he has faced.

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