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  • Unchangeable Nature Of Egdon Heath
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    THE RON - THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE OPENING CHAPTER 'Remind yourself of the opening chapter. Assess its significance in terms of how Hardy creates mood, tone and atmosphere in terms of the continued progress of the novel'. The fact that Hardy devotes the entire opening chapter to a lengthy description of Egdon Heath speaks for itself. The opening chapter must be significant in terms of the continued progress of the novel. The atmosphere and tone of the opening chapter is in one word, negative, and...
  • Bradley's Definition Of Tragedy
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    Andrew Cecil Bradley discusses Shakespearean tragedy as being exemplified by a tragic hero with a tragic flaw, which ultimately leads to the demise of this hero. He states that "no play at the end of which the hero remains alive is, in the full Shakespearean sense, a tragedy". In essence, Bradley implies that "tragedy would not be tragedy if it were not a painful mystery". In his opinion, Bradley believes that tragedy occurs when it involves the "waste of good". Bradley's definition of tragedy a...
  • Tragedy And The Tragic Figure
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    Andrew Cappella English 181-11 P Mrs. Mcpherson November 12, 1996 Triumph over tragedy When we think of a tragedy, instantaneously the classic Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet springs into our mind. Thoughts of lost love and torments abound. The most human of emotions, sorrow, overwhelms us. We shudder, a chill creeps up our spine. We agonize over the tragedy, and the tragic figure. We lose sight of reality, and stumble headlong into the story. Enthralled by the suspense, captured by the I...
  • Central Character Of A Tragedy
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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 ...
  • Lisa And Stella
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    Rear Window Journal In Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock uses the story of a cripple free lance photographer, Jeff Jeffries, to explain the twisted sense of society even in the 1950's. Hitchcock uses clever things from the way the apartments are being filmed to the dialogue between Jeffries, Lisa, and Stella to show societies interest in pain, tragedy, and discomfort, and in the end you see how tragedy is what makes everyone happy. From the very beginning of rear window we encountered scenes where Hi...
  • Miller's Points Of Tragedy
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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 wh...
  • 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,...
  • Fictional Aspect And Complex Plot Of Tragedies
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    Aristotle's Philosophy On Why People Enjoy ViewingAristotle's Philosophy On Why People Enjoy Viewing Tragedies Aristotle's Philosophy regarding why People enjoy viewing Tragedies. The word Tragedy can be applied to a genre of literature. It can mean any serious and dignified drama that describes a conflict between the hero (protagonist) and a superior force (destiny, chance, society, god) and reaches a sorrowful conclusion that arouses pity or fear in the audience. From this genre comes the conc...

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