Research to do so. Oedipus rex this play

  Research essay on the topic of “Oedipus the
king is a tragic hero”

The
great Greek philosopher Aristotle laid the foundation of Tragedy in his book “Poetics”
.He also introduced the term ” catharsis” .Now the question arise here what is tragedy?
“Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete. And of a
certain magnitude: in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament,
the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play: in the form of
action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation
of these emotions.” (Aristotle)

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Oedipus
is the main character of the drama, who was a great king with ideal traits and
an ideal personality also, but he is but he is a tragic hero because he had great
flaws in his personality. that makes us to experience catharses. here the
question arises what is catharses?” Catharses means emotional
discharge through which one can achieve a state of moral or spiritual renewal,
or achieve a state of liberation from anxiety and stress. Catharsis is a Greek word meaning “cleansing.” In literature, it is used for the cleansing of emotions of
the characters” (according to literarydevices.net)

We experience
catharses in the end of the drama > According to “Poetics” a tragidic hero
is that who had a great social and political respect a person who is not noble
and is criminal cant be a tragidic hero . Aristotle also introduced an other Greek
term “hamarita” which means tragdic flaw

Oedipus is
the main character of the play who wants to deny his fate and want to change
his fate, but he failed to do so. Oedipus rex this play revolves around the role
of fate in the life of Oedipus. Oedipus was a good and a kind king . the fate plays
an important role in his life since his birth. Oedipus`s parents comes to know that
their son will kill his father and will marry her mother. So they give her child
to a Shepard to leave him in the forest so that any animal can eat and kill him
they crossed a nail in his foot ao that he can’t save him self. Oedipus means nail
in foot. in this way this play is named as Oedipus rex . However he was saved by
an other Shepard. he took him and sell him to another man. When he Oedipus comes
to know that he will kill his father he ran from that place. On the way he killed
an old man and at the mean time a trouble maker creature sphinx comes there and
gave a riddle to solve. Oedipus was succeeded to solve that riddle .in this way
he saved the land of Thebes. The king of Thebes had died he married the queen Of
Thebes “Jocasta”. He had children from Jocasta . later own a