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what makes a tragic hero?

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: Сергей Александрович | Category: Literature review on 360 degree apprisal

amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

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    heavylion245 18 Jan 2017 06:11

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he''s known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone. These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can''t really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

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    ticklishmeercat861 17 Jan 2017 22:35

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    brownkoala684 17 Jan 2017 23:41

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he''''''''''''''''s known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone. These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can''''''''''''''''t really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

    The chorus serves as the primary medium between the audience and the characters of the play, revealing new perspectives to the audience that the characters themselves cannot show. Paul Roche comments in his introduction that the chorus function in the original (helped on by dance, spectacle, and song) was to bridge the gap between the audience and the players and to intensify emotion (Introduction xviii). The chorus gains the audience s trust, thus.

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    In his Poetics, Aristotle outlined the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, and based his formula on what he considered to be the perfect tragedy, Sophocles s Oedipus the King. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself; in other words, the story must be realistic and narrow in focus.

    A good tragedy will evoke pity and fear in its viewers, causing the viewers to experience a feeling of catharsis. Catharsis, in Greek, means purgation or purification ; running through the gamut of these strong emotions will leave viewers feeling elated, in the same way we often claim that crying might ultimately make you feel better.

    readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

    This is a great question. As you know, the most important part of any essay is a strong thesis statement. In light of this, let me offer a few possible thesis statements.

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    yellowdog102 17 Jan 2017 23:37

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he''''s known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone. These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can''''t really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

    The chorus serves as the primary medium between the audience and the characters of the play, revealing new perspectives to the audience that the characters themselves cannot show. Paul Roche comments in his introduction that the chorus function in the original (helped on by dance, spectacle, and song) was to bridge the gap between the audience and the players and to intensify emotion (Introduction xviii). The chorus gains the audience s trust, thus.

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    heavyelephant772 17 Jan 2017 23:31

    The Mystery of Oedipus' Hamartia. You could wallpaper every home on Earth with the amount of scholarly papers written on Oedipus. Sure, that's a bit of an.

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    blackladybug663 18 Jan 2017 06:09

    1. Look up what traits a tragic hero has (this would take you like 2 minutes on Google). 2. What traits does Oedipus have? examples 3. What traits does Oedipus not have? examples 4. What traits does Hamlet have? examples 5. What traits does Hamlet not have? examples Put them in a chart if that helps you organize them. There s the body of your essay. Edit: Alternatively, you can use more of a block structure, in which case steps 2-5 become: 2. What traits do both men have? examples 3. What traits does neither man have? examples 4. What traits does one have but the other doesn t? examples

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    greenfish863 18 Jan 2017 04:33

    I d choose #2. Well in the play, Oedipus was prophecized to kill his father and sleep with his mother. Trying to stop the prophecy from coming true, his father gave him up as a baby, and told a servant to get rid if him. The servant, however, gave him to another servant, who gave it to a shepherd in a neighboring kingdom, who gave it to the King and Queen, who adopted him. That describes him as a tool, a tool of prevention. Unfortunately, it never happened. When he was older, he overheard his parents saying he was adopted. He ran away from home, and entered a neighboring kingdom, (which was also where he was born, but he didn t know that.) And on the journey he ended up, (accidentally) killing his father. And he saved the kingdom from the Sphinx by answering her riddle. As a reward, he was made king, and given a wife, the current Queen (his mother b/c women were viewed as property back then.) And they married and had children. Later, someone realized what had happened, and the Queen heard it. She tried to prevent Oedipus from hearing it, but she ultimately failed, and killed herself. When Oedipus did find out, when all the facts he found said it was true that he killed his own dad, and laid with his mother, he took a clasp and blinded himself with the blade end. That describes him as the victim of a horrible plan gone wrong, (but right with fate.)

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    tinylion713 18 Jan 2017 00:08

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

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    ゆっか=͟͟͞͞(⊂*б_б) 18 Jan 2017 07:16

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he's known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone . These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can't really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

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    Сергей Шканов 18 Jan 2017 04:53

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone. These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''t really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

    The chorus serves as the primary medium between the audience and the characters of the play, revealing new perspectives to the audience that the characters themselves cannot show. Paul Roche comments in his introduction that the chorus function in the original (helped on by dance, spectacle, and song) was to bridge the gap between the audience and the players and to intensify emotion (Introduction xviii). The chorus gains the audience s trust, thus.

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    In his Poetics, Aristotle outlined the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, and based his formula on what he considered to be the perfect tragedy, Sophocles s Oedipus the King. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself; in other words, the story must be realistic and narrow in focus.

    A good tragedy will evoke pity and fear in its viewers, causing the viewers to experience a feeling of catharsis. Catharsis, in Greek, means purgation or purification ; running through the gamut of these strong emotions will leave viewers feeling elated, in the same way we often claim that crying might ultimately make you feel better.

    readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

    This is a great question. As you know, the most important part of any essay is a strong thesis statement. In light of this, let me offer a few possible thesis statements.

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    tinygorilla581 18 Jan 2017 06:56

    sight/blindness is big in Oedipus because first of all the major irony in it. Oedipus refuses to listen to Tiresias when he tells him that he will end up killing his father and marrying his mother. Ironically once Oedipus finds out that everything is turning out the way that the blind prophet said, he ends up gouging his own eyes out with pins. The symbolism behind that is that when he was physically capable of seeing with his eyes, he was unable to see that Tiresias was right. When Oedipus became knowledgeable of how he killed his father and how he ended up marrying his mother, he blinds himself. In essence, the blind characters in the novel (even though they cannot physically see) are more wise and in Tiresias' case, can see things before they happen. hope that spurs some thought! Oedipus's tragic flaw in the play is most definately his insolence/stubborness. He refuses to listen to Tiresias and refuses to believe that he killed his father and married his mother, just like the prophet said. This flaw/excessive pride, also known as hubris, leads to the downfall of Oedipus, when he gouges his eyes out. those two seem like the easiest to write! Good Luck!

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    silvercat315 18 Jan 2017 08:13

    amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

    Oedipus is a man of high social standing and is a hero since he embodies the qualities of the people of his land (though his true royal identity is hidden from him since he was adopted), he attempts to do the right things at great cost to himself, and he does put too much emphasis on his own abilities, ie, he is arrogant.

    In his struggle against the evil of his life, written by his fate, he invites the very doom he has always struggled to escape from.

    His defiance of his predestined fate would be, in the time of Sophocles, a great crime. At least, we can clearly understand that Sophocles seems to be rather conservatively suggesting that the modem men of his time were wrong in trying to put too much emphasis on human potentials and powers of Understanding, action and shaping of their own lives. Whatever our twenty-first evaluation of the actions of Oedipus, the evaluation of his own creator Sophocles (and of the tellers of the myth in ancient times) is that it is morally wrong to fight against what fate has predetermined for us.

    Sophocles is considered one of the great ancient Greek tragedians, and he''''''''s known best for like plays like Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone. These plays follow the fall of the great king, Oedipus, and later the tragedies that his children suffer.

    Hmm. On second thought maybe Sophocles did have Oedipus on the brain. And we can''''''''t really blame him: a story about a dude who kills his father, marries his mother, and then stabs his own eyes out is pretty awesome writing fodder.

    The chorus serves as the primary medium between the audience and the characters of the play, revealing new perspectives to the audience that the characters themselves cannot show. Paul Roche comments in his introduction that the chorus function in the original (helped on by dance, spectacle, and song) was to bridge the gap between the audience and the players and to intensify emotion (Introduction xviii). The chorus gains the audience s trust, thus.

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    In his Poetics, Aristotle outlined the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, and based his formula on what he considered to be the perfect tragedy, Sophocles s Oedipus the King. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself; in other words, the story must be realistic and narrow in focus.

    A good tragedy will evoke pity and fear in its viewers, causing the viewers to experience a feeling of catharsis. Catharsis, in Greek, means purgation or purification ; running through the gamut of these strong emotions will leave viewers feeling elated, in the same way we often claim that crying might ultimately make you feel better.