Theme Of Tragedy In Antigone

Although the word tragedy is an attribute commonly used to recount any events that cause misfortune and great suffering; it even more treats as an illustration to the series of the sorrowful and unfortunate events induced upon a heroic soul. It is a work of art that embodies the misfortunes of its subjects, within a stylized undertone of austere diction, and prompts the questions raised about the human identity and it’s battle between the forces of good and evil that it so easily succumbs. Greek philosopher Aristotle defines tragedy as a dramatic manifestation of imitated actions that arouse the intimate emotions of pity and fear within its audience. One of the most famous tragedies to encompass this type of adverse saga is Sophocles’ Antigone, which is a playwright written in 441 BCE. It is a tale about repulsive thoughts and gruesome endings; it tells the story of Antigone, a tragic hero whose …show more content…
She unknowingly created her exploits to match her defiance and unrelenting will of passion, invariably leading her to experience even more challenges and disappointments, as well as the final cause to her tragic misfortune. Her error in judgment and misguided attempts for political justice stimulated our ability as an audience to relate and become immersed with pity and fear. Tragedy tells of such misery and suffering. It is a plight that we pray to avoid. Aristotle’s definition of tragedy enables us to experience pity and fear through the tragic hero’s suffering. Ultimately what we should take back from these experiences is a lessoned learned. By evoking our unconscious layers of pity and fear through tragedies we can reflect and learn from our mistakes, and be brought to a state of contentment. We are not only granted as a result with newly found emotional appreciation and awareness, but we can learn how to direct our energies into a balanced state of emotional

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