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Oedipus the King in Aristotle's Views

Oedipus the King in Aristotle's Views Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist He created a list of elements of tragedy and these elements are used in performances to bring the emotion of tragedy to life Aristotle believed that tragedy is a dramatic way of expressing a serious issue that should be easy to read and cause emotion Aristotle 2 Through Aristotle s elements Sophocles was able to create an amazing rendition of Aristotle s ideas producing Oedipus the King Sophocle s Oedipus the king is the perfect story to represent Aristotle s elements of tragedy from it s emotional to spiritual presence Aristotle s elements are a guideline to write tragedies from the emotional to the mood of the performance One of the most important elements embedded in Oedipus the King is a plot Aristotle portrayed the plot of tragedies as using human emotion to create dramatic acts and grow the quality of the plot Aristotle 2 Oedipus the King s plot is a classic who done it mystery trying to find the killer of king Laius As Oedipus is trying to find the killer of Laius Tiresias accuses Oedipus of killing the king through the entire play the audience finds out that Oedipus is the son of the king and Oedipus s wife As the play continues the audience is informed that Oedipus is the killer of his father and he waits to see if Oedipus is banished forever Oedipus the King With Aristotle s elements Sophocles created a series of plot twists of incest and tragedy 

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