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  • Arthur Miller A Tragic Man
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    In the first B. C dramatist known as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called the tragedies. They were as follows: the play revolved around a great man, such as a king or war hero, who had a tragic flaw. This flaw would eventually become his downfall and he would fall from his glory. In the case of obvious it was his hubris; and Oedipus, his pride and curiosity. Through out the play the hero has many opportunities to overcome his mistakes. On the other side, the reason that his nature...
  • Antigone And Creon
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    Tragic Hero By reading Sophocles, Antigone, one may think that the name of the play should be Creon instead; this is because his tragedy is the axis of the work. It is also clear that he is a tragic character, but not the only tragic character in the play. Antigone is battling against Creon, but she is also clashing against patriarchy, the power of the state, and the rules of the society, all in good virtue. Through her actions, Antigone proves to be more of the tragic heroine than simply a trag...
  • Tragic Character Of The Play
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    After examining the play, Antigone, for tragic characters, it is seen that there could be many different possibilities. One character is clearly shown to be the tragic character though, and that is Antigone. She plays this role so great because she has all of the correct characteristics of a tragic character including her tragic flaw and her downfall. A tragic character is defined as a person who suffers a downfall in the course of the play, this character also has a tragic flaw which is the eve...
  • Play As Mother Courage
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    'Mother Courage and her Children', by Bert olt Brecht, is a play which can be seen from varying perspectives. Some consider it to be a comment on the socio-economic aspects of war, others as a criticism of bourgeois capitalism intended to encourage change in modern society. The somewhat tragic events of the play enable critics to consider it a 'tragedy', but one which, to some extent, diverges from the Aristotelian definition. Aristotle believed that tragedy must revolve around a central charact...
  • Chekhov's Final Play The Cherry Orchard
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    The Cherry Orchard: Critical Analysis The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is about a Russian family that is unable to prevent its beloved estate from being sold in an auction due to financial problems. The play has been dubbed a tragedy by many of its latter producers. However, Chekhov labeled his play a farce, or more of a comedy. Although this play has a very tragic backdrop of Russia's casualty-ridden involvement in both World Wars and the Communist Revolution, the characters and their situat...
  • Tragic Hero
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    At one time in our lives there is a moment when we may think that of ourselves as better than someone or something. There may also be a point in our lives when making a decision may lead to an error in judgement. In the play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, both of these characteristics can be seen in the main character. These characteristics are known as the tragic flaw. these flaws are like hubris meaning excess pride, leading to overconfidence, and hamartia meaning errors and weakness in ju...
  • Tragic Hero Of The Greek Drama Antigone
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    There has always been a bit of confusion as to the tragic hero of the Greek Drama Antigone. Many assume that simply because the play is named for Antigone, that she is the tragic hero. However, evidence supports that Creon, and not Antigone, is the tragic hero of the play. Examining the factors that create a Greek Tragedy, and a tragic character, it is clear that the tragic hero is in fact Creon. First, take into account the timeframe in which Antigone was written. During the time of Sophocles, ...

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