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The Incarnation of the Theory of Tragedy in Oedipus Rex

Summary: Oedipus' character is a controversial one; focusing on the multi-faceted dimensions of the tragic hero of Oedipus Rex, this essay discusses how Sophocles' hero might be an incarnation of the theory of tragedy and makes reference to examples from the play.
Oedipus' character is labyrinthine in the sense that it raises controversies; many readers and critics might look at Oedipus as a hero who is doomed to his tragic end by misfortune and fate rather than by his tragic flaws. At first blush, this looks like a drawback that is enough to render the play inappropriate for an original model of the theory of tragedy. However, as a matter of fact Sophocles' plays contribute much to the formation of the ground on which the theory of tragedy is based. Actually Aristotle lays the foundations for the critical study of drama in his Poetics by drawing on Sophocles' plays most of the time, especially on Oedipus Rex. It is a fact clearly evident from this contextual standpoint that Oedipus Rex and consequently Oedipus, the hero of the play, serve as the most...

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