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Jaelon Minnieweather11/30/16Per 2Mrs. JohnsonHero EssayThere may be a question as to how Macbeth and Oedipus are heroes? Both Macbeth and Oedipus The King demonstrate heroic qualities due to the fact that, they display hubris and catharsis. With both characters sharing these characteristics, they are both very similar.Oedipus displays hubris by arrogantly stating that he can grant the prayers of the chorus. “Oedipus arrogantly tells the Chorus, “You pray to the gods? Let me grant your prayers” (Sophocles 245). Macbeth displays hubris by stating that his true desires must not be revealed. “That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be Which the eye fears when it is done, to see” (Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4). Both of these quotes fromeach story relate directly to the concept of hubris.