Essay on A Tragic Hero As A Good Man
Oedipus fits Aristotle 's definition of a tragic hero as a good man. The first part of Aristotle’s definition describes tragedy as the story of a good person. Similarly, Oedipus shows the traits of a good person. For example, Oedipus saves the town of Cadmus in the beginning of the story and the citizens there view Oedipus as a God. Thus, he becomes Oedipus Rex.
You gave us back our life.
Now, Oedipus great and glorious, we seek
Your help again. Find some deliverance for us
By anyway that god or man can show. (Sophocles , 26)
Furthermore, Oedipus is not blind and knows that his citizens are suffering from a disease that is spreading throughout the town turning their lives into a living hell. “But my heart bears the…