Oedipus Rex

Word Count: 575 Approx Pages: 2

The Greek drama Oedipus Rex is clearly a tragedy. It definitely meets the five main criteria for a tragedy: a tragic hero of noble birth, a tragic flaw, a fall from grace, a moment of remorse, and catharsis. Oedipus Rex clearly meets the first of these five criteria. Oedipus is the son of Laius, who ... Continue Reading

Oedipus

Word Count: 319 Approx Pages: 1

In one day, a man’s life is untwisted as he finds out that he is the cause of a terrible pestilence that is inhibited in Thebes. His fate has caught up to him and there is nothing he can do but live in sickness. Sophocles “Oedipus the King” is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discove ... Continue Reading

Oedipus

Word Count: 1309 Approx Pages: 5

Oedipus is a prime example of a tragidy, according to Aristotle’s definition in the “poetics”. Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the first work of literary criticism in our tradition. The couple of pages in the book mainly describe tragedy from Aristotle’s point of view. He defines ... Continue Reading

Aristotle and Oedipus

Word Count: 1311 Approx Pages: 5

Oedipus is a prime example of a tragidy, according to Aristotle’s definition in the “poetics”. Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the first work of literary criticism in our tradition. The couple of pages in the book mainly describe tragedy from Aristotle’s point of view. He defines ... Continue Reading

Tragic Heroes in Oedipus the K

Word Count: 1545 Approx Pages: 6

According to Aristotle, there are four essential qualities that a tragic hero possesses. A tragic hero must first of all be good, expressing through speech or in action strong moral caliber. He must also be appropriate, such that a man is manly or formidable. Third, he must be lifelike, showing h ... Continue Reading

Tragedy Essay

Word Count: 3952 Approx Pages: 16

TRAGEDY ESSAY Over the course of time, many things tend to change significantly. Such is the case of tragic literature and the cathartic effect it has on the reader, which has deteriorated a great deal from Sophocles’ writing of the true tragedy, Oedipus. Hamlet exemplifies partial decomposition o ... Continue Reading

Antigone

Word Count: 1089 Approx Pages: 4

According to Aristotle, “Tragedy, then, is an imitation of a noble and complete action, having the proper magnitude…; it is presented in dramatic, not narrative form, and achieves, through the representation of pitiable and fearful incidents, the catharsis of such incidents” (Golde ... Continue Reading

oedipus

Word Count: 1338 Approx Pages: 5

Tragedy is one of the most compelling forms of entertainment, which originated from the Greeks. The play “Oedipus Rex” was the first play of a trilogy written by the famous Greek man, Sophocles. Through many reviews and critiques, many have argued that Laius, who never actually appears on stag ... Continue Reading