Sophocle Oedipus And Aristotle's Definition Of Tragedy

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According to Aristotle’s definition of tragedy as it is stated by McManus (1999), tragedy is the replica of one’s actions as it is brought in a dramatic way and not narrated. It is also mentioned by him that tragedy is much more profound than history simply because history just state facts or figures of what happened during that time while tragedy exaggerates of what may happen in that certain situation. The aim of tragedy is to consummate its catharsis of such feelings like “Fear” and “Pain”. Aristotle mentioned that plot, characters, diction, thought, spectacle, melody are the main elements of tragedy that identifies to the kind of quality that tragedy has. An example of a play that best fits Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is the epic written by …show more content…
The only thing that caused him to kill his father is his fatal flaw which is his anger that he cannot control. Anger can make a person to do terrible things without even thinking. It can make a person to decide for cruel things and realize what they’ve done is wrong when it’s already too late. Like for example, Oedipus didn’t listen for to prophecies of Teiresias because the prophet told him that his the one killed the king. “….For the accursed pollutant of this land is you.-Teiresias” “How dare you to utter shameful words like this? Do you think you can get away with this?-Oedipus” Because of Oedipus anger he never listened to any word that the prophet has to say and blame Creon his brother in law for the loyalty that he has to the king even though he knows to himself that Creon will never betray him. And it was also his anger that pushed him to kill his own father. “In my rage, I lashed out at the driver, who was shoving me aside. The old man…..I hit him with a quick blow with the staff I held and killed them all. –Oedipus (970).” But of course Oedipus was not to be blame because he was fated to do it and there is nothing that he can do about

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