• Abigail And The Girls Tragedy Salem Court
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    The Crucible: Although Abigail and The Girls Initiate The Tragedy, Responsibility Lies With the Whole Salem Community Although Abigail and the girls initiate the tragedy, responsibility lies with the whole Salem community. Discuss. I do believe that Abigail and the girls initiated the tragedy, what with all their talk about spirits and the with the devil during the opening act. For one reason or another, it can be said that the blame for this tragedy lies with the entire Salem community. But cou...
  • Evolution Of Tragedy Tragic Hero
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    email: A Comparison of Classic and Modern Tragedy Since its birth thousands of years ago, tragedy has evolved. From the classic Greek tragedies to the contemporary American tragedies, tragedy has mutated with the changing issues and questions of the periods and locations. The dimensions and components of Aristotle's tragedy differ greatly from those of Arthur Miller's tragedy. Classic and modern tragedies, according to the definitions of Aristotle and Miller respectively, are exemplified in the ...
  • Aristotle On Tragedy Pity And Fear
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    Aristotle on Tragedy The Nature of Tragedy: In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. His definition: Tragedy then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions. Aristotle identified six basic ...
  • Shakespeare Tragedy And Fate Essay
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    Shakespeare Tragedy and Fate Essay In the play Romeo and Juliet, people have two views on what caused the downfall of the characters Romeo and Juliet. The first view, that a serious character flaw caused both Romeo and Juliet to end up dead seems to make sense. The other opinion, that fate caused the collapse and death of Romeo andJuliet doesn't seem as likely. This essay will discuss whether one determines their own fate or some higher force decides our fate for us. Henry Myers wrote anes say o...
  • Tragedy In Drama Tragic Flaw
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    Tragedy and Drama In a range of dramatic works from Agamemnon to Hamlet, one sees the range of development of the tragic form, from the earliest Greek to the later Shakespearean tragedies. There are two basic concepts of tragedy: the concept introduced by Aristotle in his Poetics, and the concept developed by Frederick Nietzsche in his 'The Birth of Tragedy.' Many dramas can be reviewed to reveal the contrast between these two concepts of tragedy, and demonstrate the development of the tragic fo...
  • Elements That Aristotle Tragedy Oedipus Play
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    Oedipus as a Tragedy by Aristotle's Definition A tragedy by definition is 'a drama which recounts an important and casually related series of events in the life of a person of significance, such events culminating in an unhappy catastrophe, the whole treated with great dignity and seriousness'; . The Greek tragedies are plays based on myths which were well known and enjoyed by audiences. Most of the plays encompassed certain elements that Aristotle identified in his Poetics. The five Aristotelia...
  • Antigone 2 Play Reader Tragedy
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    The play 'Antigone'; by Sophocles displays many qualities that make it a great tragedy. A tragedy is defined as a dramatic or literary work in which the principal character engages in a morally significant struggle ending in ruin or profound disappointment. In creating his tragedy 'Antigone'; , Sophocles uses many techniques to create the feelings of fear and pity in his readers. This in turn creates an excellent tragedy. In order for a play to be considered a tragedy it must achieve the purgat...
  • Is Death Of A Salesman A Tragedy
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    Willy Loman is often described as a Tragic Hero. To What Extent is "Death of a Salesman" a Tragedy Critics have hotly debated the question of whether Willy Loman is a tragic hero or whether Death of a Salesman is a tragedy. Dramatic tragedy was invented and defined by the Greeks. Aristotle said a play has to have four elements to qualify as a tragedy: 1) noble or impressive characters; 2) the main character's discovery or recognition of a truth or fault in himself; 3) poetic language; and 4) the...
  • Elements Of A Shakespearean Tragedy
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    Elements of A Shakespearian Tragedy Shakespeare wrote many tragedies, which included The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He chose to take an important event in Roman history, the death of Julius Caesar to write a play for the Globe Theater in 1599. The people who lived during the Renaissance were very interested in the play and the story of Julius Caesar's death. People's views of the play dating from 1599 to the present may be very different and continually changing. Though the elements of Shakespear...
  • Measure For Measure Tragedy People Shakespeare
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    Shakespeare's theatrical works are generally categorized into three all encompassing groups: the uplifting comedy, the lamented tragedy, and the excruciatingly boring history play. However, things can get a little confusing when you end up with a comedy like Measure for Measure or a tragedy like Titus Andronicus. Often we find that many of Shakespeare's plays do not fit into their ascribed categories, but is it the plays that don't fit the categories, or the reverse Are the general groupings of ...
  • Billy Budd Reader Tragedy End
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    Billy Budd by Herman Melville fits into both categories of tragedy, classic and modern. This story fits into both Aristotle's and Arthur Miller's concepts of tragedy. Billy Budd is this story's tragic hero and its his actions that determine how this story fits into both categories. The classic definition of tragedy is Aristotle's, that the tragic hero must be noble and have a tragic flaw. He must also experience a reversal of fortune and recognize the reason for his downfall. This couldn't be a...
  • Tragedy The Scarlet Letter
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    Tragedy, many people have defined it so many different ways. So, what is a tragedy? Arthur Miller has defined a tragedy by specifying certain characteristics that must be included in the story; there must be living and breathing characters, it must bring knowledge or enlightenment, there must be an internal conflict, and there must be a struggle for happiness. This definition does a really good job of defining what a tragedy is, but I think that there is more to it. I believe for a story to beco...
  • The Modern Tragedy Death Of A Salesman
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    A Modern Tragedy A form of drama in which a person of superior intelligence and character is overcome by the very obstacles he / she is struggling to remove defines a tragedy as most people know it. However, tragedy can reflect another aspect of life: the tragedies of the common people. Heroic behavior in these instances may at times be impossible. We expect, from reading the first tragedies, that only kings or nobility can be tragic heroes. Arthur Miller himself said, "I believe that the commo...
  • Oedipus King Tragedy Play
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    Interpretive Writing, Oedipus the King Through out history there have been some astonishing Greek playwrights. Some playwright were comedy, romance and there were some tragic playwrights. One of the fascinating Greek tragedy playwrights was Oedipus the King. Oedipus Rex qualifies as a tragedy based play because it meets the criteria of being a tragedy because it meets Aristotle s definition of a Greek playwright. This essay will analyze how the play of Oedipus the King, is a tragedy play based u...
  • Columbine Effect Is Felt
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    Columbine: Cause and Effect The Columbine tragedy has struck another victim last week. If all thoughts were that the tragedy was behind us, no one has considered the effects of the massacre. A student that was injured in the massacre was making progress on recovering, when backlash from the tragedy struck. Her Mother committed suicide in respect to what the tragedy has done to her life and her families life as well. This is the effect that the event has spawned, more pain and more suffering. On...
  • John Proctor A Tragic Hero
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    Arthur Miller's "Th e Crucible" is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was the medium, in which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, explained, "Tragedy, then, is the conseque...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    There are six elements that Aristotle sees are essential to dramatic tragedy. There are plot-structure, characters, style, thought, spectacle and lyric-poetry. Aristotle thinks that the most important is structure. I agree with Aristotle when he says, "Without action you would not have a tragedy." Which is why structure is so important in building the action of the plot. And then without characters you have no plot. So plot-structure and characters are the two most important parts. Thought is w...
  • A Worn Path Tragedy
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    Tragedy and the Common Man An Essay by Arthur Miller 1949 In this age few tragedies are written. It has often been held that the lack is due to a paucity of heroes among us, or else that modem man has had the blood drawn out of his organs of belief by the skepticism of science, and the heroic attack on life cannot feed on an attitude of reserve and circumspection. For one reason or another, we are often held to be below tragedy– or tragedy above us. The inevitable conclusion is, of course,...
  • Aristotle Jeffrey Bass Romeo And Juliet
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    Professor Aristotle Jeffrey Bass Professor Willis English 250, Section 1 21 November 2001 According to Aristotle, a tragedy is "an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions' (Nahm 7). Aristotle categorizes t...
  • Aristotle Tragedy Defining Pentheus Dionysus Euripides
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    Defining a Tragedy Greek philosopher Aristotle proposes components of an ideal tragedy in his work, Tragedy and the Emotions of Pity and Fear. According to Aristotle, there are six components of a great tragedy: plot, character, thought, verbal expression, song, and visual adornment. He dissects these components in great detail and provides standards for all of them. In his play Bacchae, Euripides resembles much of Aristotle? s components of an ideal tragedy. Euripides has only few deviations f...