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Interpretive Writing Oedipus the King Through out history there have been some astonishing Greek playwrights Some playwright were comedy romance and there were some tragic playwrights One of the fascinating Greek tragedy playwrights was Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex qualifies as a tragedy based play because it meets the criteria of being a tragedy because it meets Aristotles definition of a Greek playwright This essay will analyze how the play of Oedipus the King is a tragedy play based upon Aristotles definition of a Greek tragedy playwright There are a few definitions of Aristotles meaning of a Greek tragedy playwright One meaning of Aristotles definition of a play is that a hero is a downfall in social status and behavior These down falls of the hero Oedipus can be seen because he becomes a king and slowly becomes careless of his actions His carelessness leads him to disrespect some people and is losing power over some subjects of the kingdom One downfall of the character is that he married his mother and kills his father the king before him By the killing he did he puts the kingdom in terror My support of the downfall isAnd I refuse to link my utterance with a downfall such as yours page 36 This was said by a prophet to Oedipus The prophets name was Tiresias An other definition of Aristotles meaning of a tragedy is a character who has heroic traits Oedipus showed some heroic unique essence of being a hero by defeating a monster that asked riddles This monster ask riddles so you she to let you pass through an entrance The name of the monster is the Sphinx Oedipus defeated the Sphinx at the entrance to the kingdom When he solved the riddle the Sphinx plunged to her own lifeless death Another heroic trait of Oedipus is that he had taken over a kingdom that had a
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