Essay about Aristotelian Philosophy and Plays

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Aristotelian Philosophy and Plays

According to Aristotelian philosophy a tragedy is a compressed development of a single plot. Aristotle's principles have been derived from Greek mythology. He studied their plays, which had been enacted and hence laid down a set of rules. All playwrights and authors have followed his rules for centuries his rules have been considered a guide to a well-written tragedy.

Aristotle states that for a play to be a tragedy the play should consist of a genre and generic attributes. It should have a mimesis/imitation for Aristotle all literature was an art of imitation as artists imitated life to produce their literature the same with the audience they would try to mime what they had seen heard or
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Spectacle versus tragic or comic effects, Aristotle stated that plays that have painful situations striking people who are either friends or blood relatives could manipulate the audience's emotions and so work on their minds.
Traditional and individual talent, if the work is derived from examples of previous greatest works then there is a restriction on the poet he cannot destroy the framework. Poetry inspiration and madness,
Aristotle believed that a poet must be either really gifted to imitate any kind of human character or must be mad. Literature and the agon, according to Aristotle a tragedy must have two set of characters both whose ends are different because of their opposite nature.

The ghost is introduced by Shakespeare right at the beginning the main character that is Hamlet is told of the gruesome evil and violent death of the ghost and the sexual aspect of the play was clearly evident when Claudius married Gertrude the ghost tells Hamlet that he has been given the duty to avenge the death of his father Hamlet now tries to find a way to kill Claudius although he doesn't know how to go about it. He ponders his thoughts expecting to do the deed immediately but instead drags it until the end of the play. In between he accidentally kills Polonious taking him to be the king. This brings about the cause for Laertes revenge. Hamlet
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