6 pages (1500 words)
, Research Paper
I. Introduction A. Oedipus is paradoxically a hero and a villain. B. This essay analyzes Sophocles’ Oedipus, exploring if it fits Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. C. Sophocles’ Oedipus exemplifies Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero because it follows the latter’s elements of a tragic plot, the character’s flaws, and diction includes irony and images of human flaws, where despite this weaknesses, the greatest tragedy is that Oedipus does not deserve his fate since the gods controlled his destiny from the beginning, and therefore, he is inherently innocent, and yet he falls to complete disgrace.