Aristotle's Poetic In The Movie 'The Guardian'

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“Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible.” –Don Roff. Here, this quote discusses what every author is aiming for when they are writing. Whether it be a book, a novel, a movie, or a poem, the author is always trying to make the audience fell and experience emotion. Aristotle, one of the greatest writers of all time, came up with this concept and many more concepts. According to Aristotle, there are several aspects that make up great drama. Whether it be the plot line, characters, music, tragic fall, or identifying with the protagonist, all aspects help make a great drama. The Guardian is a movie about a young man who joins the Coast Guard and becomes a rescue swimmer. He has to overcome the loss of his closest friends that died in a car crash and be strong enough to save the lives of others who are lost at sea. Aristotle’s principles to poetics are applied to the film The Guardian through identifying with the protagonist, catharsis, and simply music.
First of all, identifying with the protagonist is one application of Aristotle’s poetics that’s
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All of these elements are very important in not only plays, but in movies and films as well. The identification with the protagonist is crucial as it forms almost a bond between that character and the spectator. Not only that, but catharsis also plays a huge part in a good film as well. When the audience member feels pity and fear it takes that person to a place where they put themselves in the character’s shoes, so to speak. They ask themselves what they would do if they were in that situation. Finally, without music, the work would be much less interesting. The music provides emotions that characters can’t always give. With all of this information the application of Aristotle’s poetics to a film is

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