Oedipus discussion - Michael Ortega Oedipus Discussion Now about Aristotle\u2019s description of a tragic hero wouldn\u2019t you think Oedipus fits it

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Michael Ortega Oedipus Discussion Now about Aristotle’s description of a tragic hero, wouldn’t you think Oedipus fits it exactly, Anthony? From Oedipus being very hubris or arrogant, him having tragic flaws, and a major catastrophe happens to him. Hear me out Anthony… I say Oedipus fits the description because when he crosses paths with the old man and his guards. Oedipus obviously had no idea who the men were or where they were coming from. Except for the fact they were in a rush & a guard was ordered to shove Oedipus out of the way. Oedipus went into a rage and killed them all, all but one guard who escaped from Oedipus’s fury. You could say it’s arrogant for him to needlessly kill the men in cold blood. But the old man he killed was actually his birth father and because of his” error of judgment” or “tragic flaw”. His foretold prophecy was sent into motion… even though Oedipus was doomed from the start! Ok Mikey, I see where you’re getting at. Of course Oedipus had no clue to who those men were. But he certainly had a reason to killing them even though, yea, it was unnecessary.

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