Should Oedipus, be too ‘perfect’ the audience would not be able to find themselves in him and thus would not be able to learn from him, which would contradict the purpose of a tragedy according to Aristotle. In addition, a fatal flaw is essential to the construction of a tragic hero because it provides logicality to his downfall. If the hero were without flaws and was randomly punished, catharsis would not be able to take place because rather than stimulating pity and fear, it would stimulate only “revulsion”
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The Tragic Hero The people of our time know Oedipus Tyrannus as a hero of the two Sophocles tragedies. Oedipus is a mythological person, at least in his origin. Sophocles shaped it on the basis of old Thebes’s myths with such a mastery that he grew up to one of the greatest figures of Greek and world dramatic creativity. Oedipus was destined by a terrible curse by Pelops because of the crime that incurred when Laius committed the crime of rapping the young Chrysippus, son of King Pelops. That curse was to persuade King Laius and to punish him and his lineage to the third child, and his first victim was supposed to be King Laius himself, and was destined to die from the hands of his own son.
Aristotle defines a tragic hero to be a man with outstanding greatness, but cursed with a tragic flaw. Tragic heroes have typically been linked to tragedies and two excellent examples of tragic heroes are: Oedipus Rex and Othello. In Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello is driven to his end by his irrational actions, and fate. Sophocles also presents his work Oedipus Rex to tell the pitiful story of Oedipus who was condemned by gods to a terrible fate. In both dramas, William Shakespeare and Sophocles presented tragic heroes that were led to their downfalls by the power of fate, and the consequences of their freewill actions.
Even the title "tragic hero" sounds melodramatic. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero should have a certain traits. He decided that they should be pitied, they should disrespect the natural order, reverse their fate, have a tragic flaw, make an important discovery, and be put in an unavoidable situation (Meirow). In the book, The Great Gatsby, while Jay Gatsby is frantically searching for the American Dream, he displays each of the previous
Odysseus starts to learn the importance of being modest through moments of despair. One can perceive a change in character midway through the journey, during his trip to Helio 's Island. Prior to the trip, the crew was deliberately told not harm Helios’s, cattle, for they will suffer the consequences. However, hunger grew in all their bodies leading them to eat the sun god’s cattle. In despair, Odysseus cries to Zeus explaining how he needs a god to save him from starvation.
In both dramas, William Shakespeare and Sophocles presented tragic heroes that were led to their downfalls by the power of fate, and the consequences of their freewill actions. Through Oedipus, Sophocles shows that fate will control an individual’s
He swung himself across the room, like a pendulum, grabbing his latest MacBook Pro that boasts a Retina display built entirely around flash architecture, dumping it in boiling water to save his skin. Earlier that day, Zakhele Madida had written a song with Unleash Records, aimed at addressing the issues surrounding social exclusion and social inequalities. He had hoped that folks would heed his call and put a screeching end to their technological crimes, a sound that would echo so loud catching all of them in a slipstream and would be plucked to better living. Zakhele understood that social inequality is linked to racial inequality, gender inequality, and wealth inequality. It refers to the processes in society that have the effect of limiting or harming a group’s social class, social statuses, that even extend to prohibiting access to basic needs, like education and others.
Dionysian Tragedy “Is pessimism inevitably the sign of decline, decadence, waywardness, of wearied, enfeebled instincts?” (3) In The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche reveals the origins and foundations of Greek tragedy and arts through Apollonian and Dionysian spirits. Apollonian spirit is an impulse to create and to achieve dreams because it provides the audience with visible and sensible figures. Apollonian spirit represents logic, consciousness and individualism. The exact opposite of Apollonian, Dionysian, arouses irrationality and instincts. Apollonian and Dionysian spirits complement each other.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF CLASSICAL TRAGEDY AS DEFINED BY ARISTOTLE? TRAGEDY AND ITS INTELLECTUAL VALUE Aristotle, in his Poetics, provides a series of characteristics which would attempt to define a tragedy. Alongside those characteristics brought forward, we see examples of good tragedies and bad tragedies according to Aristotle. For instance, a tragedy will have to consist of the imitation of an action. However, a good tragedy would rely on the realistic nature of the action, as well as the emotions which are procured to the audience, and in the lights of Aristotle’s argument, those emotions would be predominantly those of pity and fear.