Tag Archives: Tragedy

The Tragic Hero: Oedipus the King

In Sophocles‘ play Oedipus the King, the title character fits all aspects of Aristotle‘s formula for the characteristics of a tragic hero. Oedipus fits the six qualities laid out by Aristotle perfectly, as if they had been molded for him. … Continue reading

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Rusted Over

James entered the barn and the door creaked as it always did. The high, painful noise shot deep into the roots of his teeth. James oiled the hinge at least once a week. Emily begged him to replace the stupid … Continue reading

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