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Essay | The Tragic Hero

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The Tragic Hero

Summary: It's about Oedipus being a tragic hero.
The Tragic Hero

Oedipus is in all respects a tragic hero. He has hubris, or pride, is nobly born, suffers nobly, reacts with emotion, and is ruined by the end of the story. Oedipus shows that he has pride at many times. A good example is when he first addresses the chorus. He says, with much hubris, "Look! I am here,/ I, who am called `the All-Famous Oedipus!" Oedipus's major flaw is his enormous pride. One can see that Oedipus has great pride and he is not really aware of it. His pride and emotion rule during the course of the story. His emotion is quite evident when he says to the herdsman, "You will not speak to please me? Fasten back his arms!" Oedipus can not control himself. If he were rational, he would already understand that it was he who killed Laius. Unfortunately for Oedipus...

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