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  • Tragedy

    Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious‚ complete and of a certain magnitude." (Aristotle). Examine the statement critically and substantiate your answer with the examples from any two of the plays you have read." ‘The Poetics The Poetics is chiefly concerned with Tragedy which is regarded as the highest poetic form. In it the theory of tragedy is worked out so admirably‚ with such insight and comprehension‚ that ‘it becomes the type of the theory of literature’ (Abercrombie). Aristotle

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    A tragedy is a drama or writing piece in which the main character is brought to a situation that will cause much pain to the life of the character. A tragedy is a narrative that portrays calamitous events and has an unhappy but meaningful ending. Many people like tragedies because they are loved and wanted by so many people. Take for example Shakespeare he is famous for his many tragedies. The reason why he wrote so many was because people liked them a lot‚ just like today. Also many people like

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    The Birth Of Tragedy Primitive men did not distinguish between " real " and " virtual ". 1. I reproduce the magic natural phenomenon for smooth operation of the four seasons. 2. The guaranteed and abundance of cruise seasons speak certain God as a person who is young and healthy‚ when God is strong. - That it believed that there is no effect when weakly God (You killed God‚ was elected as the new human God) 3. Festival will open on the day you killed God‚ when that‚ it was a new practice

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  • Tragedy Essay

    thinks of tragedy we think of a terrible or horrible accident happening to a person or to a group of people‚ most of the times resulting in hospitalization or worse‚ death. Another example of this type of tragedy could be a loved one who goes away on vacation and contracts a rare and unusual disease which could possibly result in death. Not all types of tragedies always result in a certain death. Tragedy in a classical Greek sense sets up a protagonist to begin the action in the tragedy. What lead

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  • Tragedy Essay

    Kenny Fleming Mr. Blocker- Period 2 Due: 4/2/12 Tragedy From Afar Catharsis‚ the dramatic event that describes the "emotional cleansing" of the general audience‚ prevails in many tragedies. It provides an extreme change in emotion‚ as the result of experiencing strong feelings. It has been described as ”purification" or a "purging" of emotions (Aristotle 22). Shakespeare’s Macbeth represented a tragedy‚ because of the loss and destruction of lives. More specifically‚ the large-scale

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  • Shakespeare Tragedy

    1a. Identify in Romeo and Juliet one element that does not fit in with Aristotle’s theory of tragedy in the Poetics. According to the Aristotle in ’s theory of tragedy in the Poetics‚ tragedy is the “imitation of an action“[1](mimesis) according to “the law of probability or necessity. “[2] Hence‚ the length of a play should be perceived as probable in the reality. The theory insists the ascertainment of an action could have happened in such and such a time during the play.[3] However in Romeo

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  • Aristotle's Tragedy

    The Iliad is Aristotle’s Tragedy; an “Imitation of Action” Humans tend to take comfort in the idea that their lives are not the most unfortunate‚ this makes tragedy a popular theme for many well written pieces. Although The Iliad is not considered a tragedy‚ according to Joe Sachs it still follows Aristotle’s definition of one in “The Poetics”. Which is‚ tragedy is the use of “imitation of action” to arouse pity and fear‚ leading to catharsis from the audience in a piece of literature. There are

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  • Is the Metamorphosis a Tragedy?

    definition of the tragedy was restricted to be defined as depicting the downfall of a noble hero or heroine due to some combination of hubris‚ fate‚ and the will of the gods‚ however a modern tragedy is different‚ it changes the execution of a tragedy from hubris to his outside surroundings‚ and the will of god to the affect of people that affect the life of the character. Both Arthur Miller and Franz Kafka depict tragedy not in the classic definition but the modern definition. The modern tragedy is depicted

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  • Restoration Tragedy

    Restoration tragedy THE lesser tragic writers of this period‚ uninspired as most of their work seems when judged on its own merits‚ fall inevitably to a still lower level by comparison with the amazing literary powers of their great leader‚ Dryden. They have all his faults and only a small and occasional admixture of his strength and resource. In tragedy‚ as in other departments of literature‚ the genius of Dryden overtops‚ on a general estimate‚ the productions of his lesser contemporaries‚ and

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  • Modern Tragedy

    great error on his part.” The unity of setting; fate (or determinism); a noble character‚ with the inevitability of human flaw - these factors are archetypal of the classical tragedies‚ first made popular by notable Sophocles‚ Euripides‚ and Aeschylus. Arthur Miller adopts this structure in his play‚ The Crucible: a tragedy‚ in which John Proctor is the epitome of an Aristotelian tragic hero. The Crucible is presented in a superstitious village‚ located in Salem‚ Massachusetts‚ in 1692. The time

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