Tragic 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 of the collusion of the Africa and Europe culture in Nigeria. Protagonist of the novel, Oknokwo has tragic characters and he was considered as a strongest man in the community in the initial of the play and when it comes to end of the play, Oknokwo suicide and his immediate reaction is to kill himself. Suicide is a…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. 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. 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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