Aristotle's Poetic In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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Aristotle was a famous disciple of Plato who first defines fine arts and he differs with his teacher Plato in his book of Poetic. His Poetic deals with the principles of Poetic art in general and tragedy in particular on the basis of his analysis and the principles of his Poetic are Probability, Catharsis, Mimesis, Tragic Hero and Hamartia. This essay will explain tragedy looking through Aristotle’s tragic principles in the book Things fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. In Aristotle’s Poetic, he has mentioned the concept of Probability which simply explains the probability that a given character will react to a given situation is very high because of human nature. For instance in the book, Things fall Apart deals with the tragic human consequences…show more content…
In Aristotle’s book of poetry he claimed that “Poet is an imitator or creative art. He imitates what is past and present with normally understood and what is ideal” (Aristotle, 1978). He also says that there is naturally believe and in born instinct in men. A child can easily learn his earliest lessons in the speeches. In Things fall Apart, the main character Okonkwo unlike like other young man, he has to earn everything for his family because of his father’s laziness. He was also very much concerned about his community, traditional and culture and finally he was very successful man in his…show more content…
In his poetic, a tragic hero cannot be an eminently good man. The suffering of such a man will be shocking. The tragic hero neither can be a bad man nor a villain. According to Aristotle, “The tragic hero is a man who is not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is bought about not by voice, but by the some error of judgement” (Aristotle, 1978). The misfortune of such a man will lead to downfall. In Things fall Apart, the main protagonist Okonkwo is considered as tragic hero and he has the all the noble characters. Oknokwo was very successful and renowned in his community. He was the leader of Ibo society and he was also a famous wrestler and successful farmer. With these characters of successful in many ways, he was very wealthy man, hold a high position in the community, he had three wives, and is also best wrestler and worrier. He also rules his family with

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