differences with the Sophoclean treatment of the myth, which is now regarded. The graver my Antonia: Love Account of a Pioneer Woman spirits imitated noble actions, and the actions of good men. (We can already figure out why the witness lied. Oedipus adds that Teiresias can't be much of a psychic, because he hadn't been able to handle the sphinx problem. A fight ensues, and Oedipus kills Laius and most of his guards. Oedipus ( as it is referred to by Aristotle in the. Oedipus now begs to be taken out of the city (so that the plague will end but he has no strength and no guide. Fear and pity may be aroused by spectacular means; but they may also result from the inner structure of the piece, which is the better way, and indicates a superior poet. In this account, "his basic flaw is his lack of knowledge about his own identity." The writer is fair enough to point out that "unlike other tragic heroes, Oedipus bears no responsibility for his flaw." You can decide for yourself whether this fits with Aristotle's. Oedipus then seized two pins from her dress and blinded himself with them.
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It follows plainly, in the first place, that the change of fortune presented must not be the spectacle of a virtuous man brought from prosperity to adversity: for this moves neither pity nor fear; it merely shocks. Oedipus continues his questioning. 7 He marries the widowed Queen Jocasta, unaware that she is his mother. The themes of Romeo and Juliet were radical in Shakespeare's time. Creon also suggested that they try to find the blind prophet, Tiresias who was widely respected. Using the pin from a brooch he took off Jocasta's gown, Oedipus blinded himself and was then exiled. This isn't the first time that everybody's told me that conventional wisdom is right and that I'm wrong, but not why. Why is Aristotle avoiding the obvious?