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  • Law Of Tragedy
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    Tragedy has always been a popular theme in stories and plays. For centuries, people have been captivated by morbidly emotional finales, rather than by happy endings. Stories with a sad outcome fascinate us much more than those, ending on a happy note. Many of the best works of literature are considered to be tragedies. Shakespeare would be a perfect example of a man who had written many delightful comedies; yet, he was more famous for his grave tragedies. People seem to be more attached to somet...
  • Extant Tragedy
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    When Euripides appeared, the external and internal structure of tragedy had been completed. It would, however, never have attained the significance for the world's history, literature, and civilization had not this philosopher among the poets entirely altered it once again. He succeeded only after tremendous struggle and suffering. The marks of his difficulties may be seen on his face in a portrait made in his old age and the one belonging to the Lycurgean statue now lost. Euripides first studie...
  • Major Tragedy For Our Community
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    Tragedy by today's terms is quite different from the tragedies of decades and centuries past. Although the simple definition of tragedy is an event that causes great sadness, the term tragedy has taken on a much deeper meaning throughout the centuries. In past centuries and / or decades, tragedy may have fallen on an entire group of people or on one individual or family. However, a large portion of the population felt the sadness whether it was a country, church congregation, village, or smaller...
  • Tragedy Of Death
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    Both Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" and Dylan's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" can be seen as having a theme of tragedy. Both concern the topic of death, although each has a different message. Auden is one side of the spectrum saying that death and suffering are natural parts of the life cycle, while Thomas wants to fight death because there is still much to be done. But throughout both of these poems tragedy is a prevailing theme. Auden describes how the world continues spinning in spi...
  • 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,...
  • Definition Of Tragedy
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    Aristotle's Definition Of A Tragedy Essay, ResearchAristotle's Definition Of A Tragedy According to Aristotle, a tragedy is defined by a number of characteristics. The plot must have a major changing point in which a discovery is made and there must be suffering. (Aristotle 638). The main character must also be good, appropriate, realistic, and consistent. The people must be able to sympathize with him (Aristotle 643). Using this definition of tragedy, one can apply it and come to the conclusion...
  • 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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