Attributes of a Tragic Hero from Ars Poetica. By Aristotle. Royal Birth. Born into a royal family or class How did Oedipus have “royal birth?”. Achieves Great Heights. The tragic hero achieves something that sets him above even other royals. What feat established this for Oedipus?
The Hero, who reached such great heights, loses EVERYTHING
Family, fortune, respect
The key to true Heroism