In doing this, he creates his own downfall. As a King, Oedipus is already considered to be somewhat of a hero in his own right. The gods above him told Oedipus that he would, in the future, kill his father and marry his mother.
To Aristotle Oedipus is an excellent subject for tragedy, because he is preeminently great and glorious without being preeminently just and virtuous, and just because he falls through a fault but not a criminal fault Ferguson O holy majesty of heavenly powers! The first incident where Oedipus shows an error in judgement is when Oedipus forces Teiresias to reveal his destiny and his fathers name.
It was also my desire to be in position to give the difference between normal heroes and a tragic hero and give see the main dimensions of the two figures.
In the play, Oedipus the King, the story unfolds after Oedipus unintentionally kills his own father and goes on to marry his mother. Upon realizing the reality of his actions, he stabs his own eyes and forced himself into exile, which signifies his fall from grace and fortune.
If I was created so, born to this fate.
He surrenders to the power of fate at the end. Throughout this play, characteristics of character and fate are what bring the destruction and downfall to the main character and tragic hero.
In Classic Literature, tragedies were commonly known for their elaboration of a protagonist fitting the classification of a tragic hero.
I, Oedipus, Oedipus, damned in his birth, in his marriage damned. The concluding suffering of the hero draws pity from the audience.