In typical Greek tragedy, the main character to whom the story is about and relates to is the tragic hero. Aristotle defined the tragic hero as "a person of exalted position who, because of some error or flaw, suffers a total reversal of fortune arousing a feeling of pity and fear. The calamities befalling him are exceptional ...
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...nstant efforts were in vain because humans are not able to control their fate no matter what they do, if it is meant to be it is meant to be. What if king Laios and queen Jocasta instead of wanting to kill Oedipus when he was young would have instead kept him done to the fate of Oedipus? Would it have destroyed it or simply created an even worse that it was? No one will ever know but, it is still debated today.
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