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How Oedipus Fulfills the Characteristics of a Tragic Hero
Updated: 3/26/2020
How Oedipus Fulfills the Characteristics of a Tragic Hero
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  • How Oedipus Fulfills the Characteristics of a Tragic Hero
  • His father Laius and mother/wife Jocasta were king and queen. His adopted mother and father were also king and queen. He took the title of King Oedipus in Thebes.
  • He has a royal bloodline
  • He is excessively arrogant
  • Even after being told many time by various people that he killed his father and is married to his mother, he refuses to believe until the end.
  • His fatal flaw is he killed his father without knowing it was him and fulfilled his 'fate'.
  • He has a fatal flaw
  • His wife/mother, Jocasta, dies and he uses her brooches to stab his eyes out. Then he leaves Thebes and wanders around lost forever.
  • His final ending was a tragic one
  • Characteristics of a Tragic Heroroyal bloodlineHamartia (fatal flaw)Hubris (excessive arrogance or stubbornness)bad endingtragic heros are good people
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