restrict the free sharing of ideas, or force a stupid right-wing or left-wing ideology. The author is with me on the "hamartia" business, below. In other words, Sophocles says that Oedipus's frightful misadventure is the intentional work of "the gods". Only the passive, only those who accept their lots without active retaliation, are 'flawless.' Most of us are in that category." Miller adds that "the terror and the fear that is classically associated with tragedy" comes from questioning the unquestioned.
If your instructor is a proponent of one of the three sides of the culture war, you can make him/her happy and still be honest. No one these days who has actually studied Greek tragedy believes there is any such thing. That, oedipus accepts his choices and not his fate is what makes him, according to Camus (the great absurdist philosopher and author an absurd hero. IV Aristotle adds that the tragedians were the successors of the epic poets, who also focused on high and noble deeds. Our expression in English is "You're missing the point". This marriage of Oedipus to Jocasta fulfilled the rest of the prophecy. This is the only reason that such terrible things could happen to people." Oedipus the King, with lines numbered Oedipus the Wreck - modern site for students Ablemedia - study questions Temple U Notes. Second, in the play Jocasta has not killed herself at the discovery of her incest otherwise she could not play the prologue, for fathomable reasons nor has Oedipus fled into exile, but they have stayed in Thebes only to delay their doom until the fatal. Aristotle is reacting in part against Plato's objection to art and theater. If something was going to happen, it would happen and there was nothing you could do about.