Studying plays as Oedipus Rex and Hamlet is a vital part of studying literature since they are timeless works that teach many lessons. Moreover, they still have some concepts to be unmasked by critics of literature. According to Aristotle tragedy is ''a form of drama based on human misery that arouses in its audience feelings of pity and fear'' and each tragedy must have a tragic hero. Tragedy began in the ancient Greek theatre where tragedies were performed in late March to early April at an annual religious festival in honour of Dionysus. () One of the most famous tragedies in that period is Oedipus Rex which was written by Sophocles.
The narrator lets the reader walk in the dark, along with Utterson. Both the reader and Utterson share the same sense of mystery, fear and the situation that slowly unfolds in front of them. This results in a more clear focus on the themes of the nature of evil and man’s divided self. The heterodiegetic narrator is a reliable source and a trustworthy narrator. He is objective and has the subjective information of Utterson.
It was the same two Greek states whose thirst for more power and territory, and whose jealousy brought about the Peloponnesian wars which lasted 30 years and left both Athens and Sparta mere shadows of their former selves. The factors of this age are ever-present in the play as Athens was a patriarchal society, which is a social system in which males hold primary power. Thus, the emphasis on Medea not fitting into the mould of what then was considered a “normal woman” is somewhat controversial for the audience. Medea is depicted of having great intelligence and skill, something typically viewed as a masculine trait therefore contradicting the ideals of the patriarchal society of Athens. The play is in our day and age considered on of the great Greek tragedies but that was not the case for the Athenian Audience as they did not react in a positive manner towards the play; it was awarded last prize at the Dionysia Festival.
Turner and Lizzie were different, but the still got along in the novel. Lizzie helped Turner realize that there is no difference between Lizzie and him, despite of race difference. I like most the characters and their personalities. All of the characters personalities help shaped the book’s theme and message. The setting in Lizzie and the Buckminster Boy was also interesting.
he tragedy genre originated in ancient Greece for the worship of Dionysus or Bacchus. There were many grand festivals that were held for the revealing of many dissimilar tragic plays. One of the most well-known authors of the tragic genre was Sophocles. Sophocles presented many tragedies such as Oedipus, Antigone, Electra, and Ajax. Tragedies always have a tragic hero and a tragic flaw, some tragedies also have other important elements such as hubris, or parity.
They tended to get into arguments and not like each other. At one point in the film Tyler admits that he likes and has feelings for Marla. Marla got mad and walked away. Tyler shoots himself in the face and buildings explode. Both those things could be considered exaggerations.
How does the unreliable narrator and their mental illness affect the audience's perception of reality in the films Fight Club and Shutter Island Introduction "A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, or mood".First person narration can have a huge impact on how the audience perceives the reality of the situation going on in a film.A narrator that has a mental illness can hinder the audience from seeing the story as it truly is, causing the character, who's telling the story or whose point of view we see it from, to be labeled what is known as the unreliable narrator. In the film Fight Club the main character, who is never addressed by his name and is credited in the credits as just "The Narrator"(Edward Norton), is the narrator of his own story. Through the film's first person narration and use of Dissociative Identity Disorder in the form of Tyler Durden(Brad Pitt), his alter ego, we see the protagonist's life take a drastic turn and eventually into a downward spiral. The movie Shutter Island's approach to narration is somewhat different from Fight Club in that the main character Teddy Daniels( Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn’t narrate the story, in fact, there is no narrator at all, instead we see the story from Teddy's point of view and him
Greek and Roman theatre set the tone in writing and acting for the rest of history. It can not be said enough how underrated these buildings are when it comes to the advancement of society. Theatre has always been an art of expression and these two nations realized that early on. Creating these theatres has helped bring classic tales of tragedy and heroism to the eyes and ears of many individuals. The world will always be thankful to the Greeks for being the forefathers of the theatre.
Greek culture flourished during the Classical Period, despite the large amounts of turmoil that occurred. Many religious festivals incorporated performances of drama, tragic and comedic theatrical works. Many of these were written by writers who would become known as classic writes including Aeschylus, Euripides, Aristophanes and Sophocles. At the same time as these literary developments, theatre and stage design blossomed alongside it. (Silberman, et al.
Fight Club reveals, through a Marxist-psychoanalytic reading, that the Narrator has homoerotic tendencies, is narcissistic, and unstable both mentally and physically. The nameless narrator of Fight Club, played by Edward Norton, creates an alter ego, Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt. Throughout Fight