Oedipus and Tragedy Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Oedipus and Tragedy
This paper discusses the the form of tragedy featured in "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles.
# 123691 | 750 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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In this article, the writer discusses how Sophocles' drama "Oedipus the King" shows the classic form of tragedy according to Aristotle's definition that includes Oedipus' nobility and his tragic flaw of pride.

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"In the story 'Oedipus the King' by Sophocles, Oedipus learns that the reason the city of Thebes is under a curse is because of a crime that has gone unpunished for too long. In order to break the curse the murderer of former King Laius must be found and Laius' death avenged. In the course of the story however Oedipus learns that by a strange twist of fate it is he who killed Laius. Not only that but it turns out that Laius was his father. Therefore the woman ..."

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