The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet As A Perfect Tragedy

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Aristotle once said that a perfect tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is completed in itself. Basically, the story must be relatable and realistic. Shakespeare created what is seen by most as the perfect tragedy; but what makes a story a ‘perfect tragedy’? What about Romeo and Juliet is so tragic? Why do people continue to read and watch Romeo and Juliet if it’s so tragic? It is said that ‘tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying pleasure in the viewing’ ,the question is- Did Shakespeare really achieve this? A proper tragedy will invoke sadness and pity in the audience. This series of strong emotions will leave those viewing feeling euphoric in the same sense that people believe that a ‘proper cry ' makes you feel better. For a story to be tragic the audience needs to connect to the storyline on an emotional level. The story needs to be in a way realistic. In a good tragedy when a character suffers a loss the audience is touched enough to grieve with the character. “ A tragedy must reflect a range of experience and base itself on a system of values which are felt by its audience to be real” means that a catastrophic or fateful event must relate to the viewers, the actors must portray emotions the audience can connect with, possibly shadow an event in a viewer 's life. The fact that they never got their wish was a tragedy. The audience now wants their love to prevail; viewers

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