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  • The Tragedy Of The Greek Tragedy

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    Great Tragedy Results in Deeper thinking Throughout the history of ancient literature, tragedy was one of the most famous and significant literary forms. Especially, Greek tragedy literature was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BCE, and formed the foundation upon which all modern theatre is based (Cartwright). I will look for not only the reasons why Greek writers composed such tragedy, but also focus on what made the audience

  • Tragedy In Greek Tragedy

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    willing to do everything in her power to bring pain to her mortal enemies, but must importantly her ex-husband Jason. Greek tragedy in general usually follows the classical unities mentioned in Aristotle’s poetics: unity of action, unity of time, and unity of place. Even today, there are many contemporary plays that follows these rules, and that is why I think Greek tragedies have held their own with the passing of time. Epidaurus is not the oldest Greek theatre site, but it is one of the best preserved

  • The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Tragedy ' Oedipus '

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    Today is the day that the citizens of Athens are about to experience and watch a big major drama production on a well loved tale of the tragic hero Oedipus. Not only do I get entertained today, but it is also Dionysia, a festival that I have been excited for since we get to honor the wine god, Dionysus. There has also been multiple talks as a well respected playwright, Sophocles, is about to show his own version of the story. The city has been buzzing and filled with so much anticipation for what

  • A Survey of Tragedy

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    A Survey of Tragedy A modern tragedy of today and a tragedy of ancient Greece are two very different concepts, but ironically, both are linked by many similarities. In “Poetics”, Aristotle defines and outlines tragedy for theatre in a way that displays his genius, but raises questions and creates controversy. Aristotle’s famous definition of tragedy states: “A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also as having magnitude, complete in itself in language with pleasurable accessories

  • Greek Tragedy

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    1. Aristotle says there are six parts that must be present in a Greek Tragedy. The first part being plot. The plot of a tragedy is the most important part, the plot is the main action of the play. The Second is character, the character is the second most important and characters are needed to convey morals and to stand as figments of the just. The third is thought and that is the timing of what is said and the sense it makes. The fourth is Diction, and diction is the composition of the sentences

  • Tragedy In Antigone

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    can easily categorize this story to tragedy. It is so straightforward that nearly no one would doubt its tragic essence, but so abstruse that perhaps no one could define the tragic essence in Antigone. Is the story itself, or the sympathy aroused from the story called tragedy? Sometimes these two ideas overlap or interact each other, but from personal study of Antigone, the later is more obvious. Throughout analysis of settings and characters, the idea of tragedy is built by psychological effect other

  • Tragedy In Into The Wild

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    Shortsighted Boy Lives a Tragedy Many people do not understand where they stand in this world. Some lose hope and give up, while some stand tall and fight. Although many believe that the movie “Into The Wild” is extremely childish and inappropriate, by way of contrast, it is one of the most descriptive and revealing movies ever produced. By examining the movie, “Into The Wild”, it can be inferred that the work is indeed a tragic one due to the protagonist’s misreadings, flaws, and self-destructive

  • The Pros And Cons Of Tragedy

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    Why do writers like to write tragedies so much? Is it because tragedies are more touching than comedy? This is a wide range of issues. Cleansing us through pity and terror is Aristotle's famous answer in the Poetics. Catharsis being the Greek word for that spiritual purgative effect. Comedies are for those that think, tragedies for those that feel, someone said. Tragedy is one of the main genres of drama. It refers to a drama that describes the protagonist's conflict with the real environment or

  • The Tragedy Of Medea By Sophocles

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    necessary for a top-notch tragedy. While these norms ' may seem to be easily understood through the reading of Aristotle’s fine-tuned poetics, there is a different understanding that needs to be interpreted to truly grasp the significance and qualifications that makeup a good tragedy. Of the many tragedies that Euripides provides us with, I chose the tragedy of Medea to further analyze, and present a strong argument for why I think Aristotle would find Medea a top-notch tragedy. According to Aristotle

  • What Makes A Tragedy?

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    What Defines a Tragedy? The dictionary describes a tragedy as, “a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or fear.” Aristotle’s “Poetics” have long been the standard of a proper tragedy. Yet, could there be more to the perfect tragedy than what either the dictionary or Aristotle suggests? What are the actual characteristics that form a “true” tragedy? In Sophocles’ “Oedipus