Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy: How this play fit into the "tragic" criteria.
Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy
Oedipus Rex, written by Greek playwright Sophocles, is considered to be one of the most
ingenious yet disturbing plays ever to be written. This drama has greatly influenced Western
culture, as elements of this play can be seen throughout later literature, legend and language,
becoming the standard for all other tragedies to be compared. The tragic figure, in this case
Oedipus, is responsible for his own downfall. This leads to harmatia, or an error in judgement,
usually a direct result of the initial hubris, and sets in motion the incidents or consequences…
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