What makes Oedipus a tragic hero? What makes his predicament fascinating rather than merely horrifying? 

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Oedipus is a tragic hero because he is a person of noble birth who has a flaw that causes his downfall. His flaw is his hubris, or pride.

What makes his predicament fascinating as well as horrifying is that he does not know he has murdered his father and married his mother. In fact, he fled Corinth because he heard that he was fated to kill his father and marry his mother and...

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