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One of the best examples for Aristotles tragic hero is Oedipus from Sophocles tragedy, King Oedipus.
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Aristotle's idea for the tragic hero was a man who, through fear and pity, was able to provoke the audience to become more introspective and self-aware. One of the best examples for Aristotle's tragic hero is Oedipus from Sophocles' tragedy, "King Oedipus." Through a framework of carefully selected preconditions, Oedipus was a character who represented a great amount of suffering while serving a communal purpose to the audience, as Aristotle intended.
The level of suffering for the tragic hero is contingent upon a good recipe for disaster. Oedipus, like many other tragic heroes, is a man of noble status. Claiming the honor of being the King of Thebes, Oedipus bears great responsibility and authority, but this also means that he has much to lose. Aristotle referred to this element of tragedy as the "peripeteia," which "occurs when a situation seems to be developing in one direction, then suddenly "reverses" to another." The peripeteia of this play is that the intensity of Oedipus' downfall is paralleled by the level of his strength and dedication to the people of Thebes. As Oedipus continuously appears to us as a brave and honorable hero, he draws closer to his tragic fate. In the
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