His life is destroyed because he doesn’t get it until its too late
Rejects insulated view of plato of state of mind
His desire for wisdom is what kick-started the whole thing which was his only crime.
Greek drama differs from greek philosophy bc its meant to be experienced on an
emotional level as opposed to rational
Think of it philosophically? Whatis Sophocles eliciting?
Aristotles discussion of Oedipus and the virtue/knowledge relation
The pity that emerges out of aristotles view leads to a Nietzschean point failure to recognize
limits human knowledge from divine knowledge. Mortality and ignorance.
Destiny vs free will
We tend to look for moral or tragic flaw in the main character, but Oedipus is a good man and
The phrase tragic flaw is from the greek work hamartano “to aim and miss the mark”
Aristotle uses hamartia in Poetics in reference to two tragic heros
Tyestes a man wh