The Tragedy of Othello Essay
If one reads Shakespeare's Othello, he can come to the conclusion that it might be one of the most tragic plays ever written by Shakespeare. It has characteristics that make it even more tragic than his other plays, and therefore for that reason, you can say that Othello is one of the most tragic heroes.
Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses all the virtues of a military leader that he is. He has shown that he is reliable and well known in the military and is well respected. His violent personality, is what draws people to him, as it does to Desdemona. The senators value him and hear what he says when he speaks. This is shown here by one of the senators. "here comes …show more content…
Oedipus is definitely a tragic hero. In Aristotle's theory he talks about the ways you become a tragic hero. The first thing that happened to Oedipus is the "the reversal of fortune leading up to a final recognition". In the story this happens many times, when he is a baby he was sent to the mountain to be killed, which would be a misfortune. A shepherd comes up comes up to the mountain and saves him by bringing him back to Corinth. Oedipus kills his biological father. Later in life he solves the riddle of the sphinx and becomes the town hero. The next thing that happened would be when Oedipus finds out that he married his mother and killed his father which was what he was trying to stay away from his whole life. this also shows us that Oedipus is lying somewhere between being a victim and getting what he deserves.