Aristotle wrote The Poetics long after the deaths of the three great tragic dramatists of the fifth century B.C. And Aristotle’s view of the tragic character, as one who “falls by some mistake” is, in most cases, not easily applicable to the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. How far does Oedipus the King fit the definition? Take Oedipus the King and “plug it into” Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy. Take each point and subpoint listed on the sheet provided and see if the the King fits Aristotle’s theory. Give an example of each point that fits. On the points that don’t fit, explain why. This should take you two to three essay pages to complete fully.