Why did aristotle believed that oedipus the king was the finest tragedy?
I”m not sure whether you asked why Aristotle considered it the best for that reason or why “the protagonist’s recognition of the truth coincides with the reversal of his fortunes,” but here we go: In his Poetics, Aristotle set forth the characteristics of good tragedy. To him the two most important features of tragedy were plot and character. The plot should contain a change in fortune, preferably from good to bad, and should ideally hinge on a recognition or discovery. T The main character, the protagonist, should be a person in whom good and bad are mixed but in whom the good predominates. That definition is usually paraphrased as “a basically noble person with a tragic flaw,” and that flaw, which Aristotle called “harmartia,” I think you can see how Oedipus as a person fits that description. In many ways he’s the ideal man–a caring, proactive, intelligent leader who gets to work on his country’s problem even before he’s asked. However, he also has a quick temper and can’t stand to