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  • Theme Of Pride In The Crucible

    Rough Draft Blackening others happened more than anything else when it comes the time to save your name or value. In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, pride had an impact on the characters throughout the whole play. People with excessive pride would risked themselves to lose everything just to make sure nobody would spoiled their good name. The meaning of pride is a sense of one’s self-worth and value. This can often lead to being confident of one’s own reputation. Pride blind people from reason…

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  • The Role Of Women In Eugene O Neill

    Eugene O’Neill has been celebrated as one of the most influential dramatists from America. He wanted to imbue modern American theater with the poignancy of Greek drama and therefore the tragic struggle of his dramatis personae and their moral conflicts can be traced back to the olden times when individual suffering touched the heights of heroic grandeur in its nobility and sheer helplessness. Although he substituted the role of fate and Gods with modern psychological theories to make his…

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  • Hamartia In Sophocles Oedipus The King

    The use of hamartia is a key component to a tragedy in Greek times. In the festival of Dionysus, the use of hamartia played a key role in the production of tragic plays that enhances the audience experience in establishing morals and ideals in many different ways. Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is a key example of this, a play about the unfortunate destiny bestowed upon Oedipus. During the play, Oedipus attempts to flee from his destiny that he will marry his mother and kill his father. The…

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  • King Lear's Journey Analysis

    It is good to have an end to journey toward, and in the end the experiences within the journey itself are equally as important, as such ventures can induce some form of self-transformation. Journeys, Year 11 students, are amongst the very few things in life that is completely unavoidable. Every single person in this room has embarked on a journey, whether it be a journey to senior schooling, or even a journey to self-discovery; everyone has at least once experienced the impacts journeys may…

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  • Blindness Vs. Sight In Sophocles Antigone

    Antigone, written by Sophocles, is a tragic play that deals with three main ideas which are: whether Polyneices ought to be given burial rituals, whether someone who buried him in defiance of state ought to be punished and whether Creon’s actions are just or thoughtless. Written around 441 BC, the play is known to have been very controversial at the time, not only because of the plot it presented but rather because the themes it dealt with challenged Ancient Greek ideals. However, not all themes…

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  • Oedipus Essay Questions

    SHORT QUESTIONS 1. Where did Oedipus send Creon at the beginning of the play? Oedipus sent Creon to the Pythian temple of Apollo, to the oracle of Delphi to ask for advice to get rid of the plague that was terrorizing Thebes. 2. Where was Laius killed? Laius was killed at a three way crossroad out of the country by Oedipus, when Oedipus and Laius had a scuffle and Oedipus ended up killing Laius. 3. Why did not anyone investigate Laius murder at the time it happened? No one tried to find out…

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  • Agamemnon's Tragic Hero Analysis

    the next phase, distillation, is when the emotions of pity and fear are strengthened. Finally, the last phase of the catharsis process is purging, when the emotions of pity and fear are forcefully removed. According to Aristotle, as he wrote in the Poetics, the purpose of a catharsis is to purge people of their emotions. The first vision that Cassandra sees is that of Agamemnon’s death. Cassandra says, “You…

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  • Essay On Macbeth As A Tragic Hero In Things Fall Apart

    Tragic hero: A person of high rank or quality that suffers a downfall as a result of his or her tragic flaw. All three of these characters executed a high rank or quality. William Shakespeare the playwright of Macbeth, which is a tragedy about Macbeth a general in King Duncan’s army, prophesied that he is now in line to be King after Duncan and Malcolm. His ambition to become king makes him into a killer and a liar. Jeff Hobbs the author of the award winning novel The Short and Tragic Life of…

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  • Mousetrap In Hamlet

    During Elizabethan times in British literature, plays with a constant theme of revenge with a typical tragedy were well acclaimed. To seek revenge refers to a human?s natural instinct to get back at others who have done wrong to them. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the play dramatizes the revenge Hamlet takes on his uncle which leads to his own tragic flaw of procrastination. From the beginning of the play, Hamlet has a dark, gloomy, melancholy attitude. Gertrude began worrying about Hamlet…

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  • Hamlet And Agamemnon: Aristotle's Definition Of Tragedy

    Hamlet and Agamemnon are both plays that possess the elements for Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. The both include the downfall of a likeable and over all good character that by an error or choice. Both show the protagonist becoming aware or insightful of their misjudgment and the unravelling and consequence that comes from their errors. Both plays deliver a sense of pity or sympathy towards the characters and some relief upon the conclusion. The two famous plays have similar themes. Power…

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