tragic hero

  • Poetics by AristotleOedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex is an ancient Greek tragedy. It is so typical of the classical tragedies that Aristotle took it as an example to define and illustrate the qualities of a tragedy. Aristotle mentioned Oedipus Rex as an ideal tragedy in his famous book “Poetics”. Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude;…

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  • Basics of LiteratureEpic-and-Tragic-Hero-Differences-1

    Epic Hero and Tragic Hero

    Tragic Hero and Epic Hero, to the common individual, has no distinction. The primary attribute of a tragic hero is that, he/she will need to have a tragic flaw, which ends up in their downfall. A tragic hero, in contrast to an epic hero, often doesn’t have a profitable conclusion and doesn’t must be neither good nor evil. While with…

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