He, Aristotle, defined tragedy as an imitation of action, and every tragedy must have six parts – namely (and in order of importance), Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Song, and Spectacle. The parts of the Plot, namely the Reversal of the Situation, Recognition, and the Scene of Suffering, are the three man points I would like
Aristotle and William Shakespeare lived ages apart, but Shakespeare was greatly affected by the work of Aristotle and showed the effectiveness in each of his plays. In Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth, the character of Macbeth perfectly fits Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. This definition paves the way for a very dynamic character who can portray an extremely tragic situation. According to Aristotle, there are three elements that make up a tragic hero. The three elements include hamartia, peripeteia, and anagnorisis, in which all are present in Macbeth.
Lynn Kozak, Experiencing Hektor: Character in the Iliad (2016) documents the experience of Hektor through the Iliad 's serial storyline. It studies how the mechanics of serial narrative construct the character of Hektor. Kozak exhibits a chary scene-by-scene breakdown and investigation of the Iliad, focusing especially on Hektor. In doing so, she confronts and subverts popular and scholarly suppositions about both ancient epic and the Iliad 's 'other ' hero. James Morwood in his third volume, Hecuba: The Trojan Women; Andromache (2000) focuses on the torments of Troy 's survivors, especially the dreadful viciousness which both women and children endure evokes a retort of matchless intensity.
Aristotle’s definition and elements of tragedy has been modified and evolved through the works of Sophocles, William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller. These playwrights use Aristotle’s formula for tragedy as a base component of their versions of tragedy. The theory of evolution is brought in as a way to explain the survival of tragedy through time. Elements of tragedy can be viewed through several plays written by Sophocles, William Shakespeare and Arthur Miller, namely, Oedipus the King, Othello and Death Of a Salesman These plays can be viewed as the blueprints of tragedy, marking a way for improvement. This research paper consists of origins of Tragedy.
Iliad is recognized as one of the most famous ancient monuments of literature. The full understanding of this epic poem is hardly possible without thorough analysis of its main characters. Among all the episodes of the Trojan War, Homer chooses the moment of Achilles’ wrath and thus creates a poem in which he becomes the central figure. From the Ancient Greeks’ point of view, Achilles represents the ideal of manliness and pure heroism, for he is brave and fights for heroics, not profits. Today, one can agree with this interpretation, yet Achilles is probably the most controversial character because he combines various personality traits and acts in accordance with his ambiguous nature.
A once powerful king turned blinded pariah, Oedipus is characterized by both his pride and his honorable character. Through such characterization, Sophocles heightens the emotions in the play by demonstrating how these traits contribute to the catastrophic conclusion. Sophocles deliberately depicts Oedipus as a seemingly infallible yet prideful ruler in order to augment the subsequent devastation Oedipus causes, thus realizing the vision of an Aristotelian tragedy. Aristotle identifies nobleness in character as a characteristic of a tragic hero. Oedipus personifies this criterion; he is revered as one of the most adept rulers in all of Greece.
One can use these components: mythos, character, thought, diction, melody, and spectacle (Aristotle, trans. Butcher, I:VI) to evaluate the unique aspects which make Our Town such a classic example of tragedy expressed through American drama. Beginning with what Aristotle considered least important to a tragedy, spectacle,
The reason it is so it greatly influenced by Aristotle’s, as most novels where in the 18th century. Pride and Prejudice fits Aristotle’s requirements to be a classical novel. First off, what makes a comedy a classical comedy? Well according to Aristotle it has to be an imitation of characters from a lower class, people shouldn’t take what happens to the characters seriously, and it always starts from bad fortune and ends with good fortune for
Parallels between Aristotle’s Poetics and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Aristotle wrote Poetics in 335BC and in that discourse he defined the elements of a tragedy and compared it to other plays like an Epic. Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which was written over two thousand years after Aristotle’s Poetics, can easily be considered a modern Aristotelian tragedy. Thereby, a study of Death of a Salesman can help us to understand Aristotle’s Poetics. First off, Aristotle defines a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in appropriate and pleasurable language;… in a dramatic rather than narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish a
Dante reveals the true meaning of the Inferno through his leading motif, his interactions between the sinners, and the intertwining of other literary works into the Inferno. Dante had allegory down to a science, and applied it to every aspect of his Inferno. In Canto V, the canto of the lustful, Dante begins to witness those