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Oedipus Homework for Discussion on Wednesday, 3/3
The element of “free choice” in the fall of a tragic hero is connected to the hero’s hamartia. Theoretically, the hero chooses one course of action over another and this choice is made because of the hero’s weakness.
Going on the assumption that Oedipus has all of the characteristics of a traditional tragic hero, decide the following:
  • What is Oedipus's tragic flaw?
  • When does Oedipus make his fatal choice?

Write up a short discussion of your ideas and be prepared to debate about them on 3/3.