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    By defination,the beginnig is that which does not presuppose anything else to have gone before it. Although Sophocles' play focuses attention only on the last day of Oedipus' long rule over Thebes, we do not feel the need of any information about what has gone before, when we read the prologue of the play. In fact earlier events are related by Jocasta and Oedipus in the liter part of the play. The middle is that which is necessary and logical sequence of the beginning. The first episode of…

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    In Antony and Cleopatra, displayed was a powerful love between two people at the climax of their trials and tribulations. Plutarch ‘Life of Antonius’ is the primary source, and Shakespeare has combined this factual evidence together along with fiction and drama to formulate a play that is different in terms of proposition, structure and notability. In the first century AD, less than one hundred years after Antony’s death ; but just in time to hear his grandfather’s personal experiences…

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    when he ignores the warning against entering the city limits, and states that he is on a great quest and means no harm other than that provoked by the guards before ordering his men to cross into the city. Though the excerpt is presented in cryptic poetic…

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    When I read Stanley Elkin’s story A Poetics for Bullies I feel that he always uses those direct action words like climb, flick and hit. Those words make the sentence directly and naked, however, Robert Olen Butler likes to use some words which is not so direct and moving like appear and goes. I change appear to come and goes to walk because I think those words are more directly and make readers imagine the scene. For the sentence structure, I find that Butler doesn’t like to use some connection…

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    Antigone Vs Creon Analysis

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    written for the Festival of Dionysus where Greek citizens would watch the plays as a way of attaining catharsis, or the purging of emotions. In Sophocles’ tragic play Antigone, Creon is the more tragic character because he adheres to Aristotle’s poetics the most, when compared with Antigone, and therefore evokes the most…

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    Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning “action”, which is derived from ‘to do’. The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on stage before and audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. The structure of dramatic texts, unlike other forms of literature, is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. Tragedy like Julius Caesar (1599) by…

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    It is argued by Aristotle in Poetics that a good tragedy is one with the correct plot, use of diction, character, spectacles, songs, and thoughts. Aristotle created the philosophy that a good and correct tragedy must have specific elements incorporated into these parts. It is by these elements that Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus is one of the best examples of a tragedy writing piece. According to Aristotle, the most important part of a poem is the plot. More specifically, Aristotle provides insight…

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    Oedipus the King is a tragedy outlining the fall of Oedipus as he discovers his true identity. The drama focuses on his inability to see past his own ignorance, thus leading to disastrous consequences. As outlined in Aristotle’s Poetics, the mark of a good tragedy is represented by an error done by the protagonist. In the play, dramatic irony emphasizes Oedipus’ compulsion for knowledge which is hindered by his own ignorance, thus resulting in his loss of reputation. Throughout the play, Oedipus…

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    Antigone that develops the ironic climax where the living suffers more than the dead. With Antigone dying tragically and Creon living but losing everyone he loves. The Greek conception of tragedy is best defined in this quote by potter from Aristotle’s “Poetic” “A tragedy must have the central character with the particular "tragic flaw" (Aristotle's term "harmartia" is often used). The central character or protagonist, usually called a tragic hero, is a person of…

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    “Life’s Greatest Illusion” (A Critique of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” Using Aristotle’s “Poetics”) “What is life’s greatest illusion?” Is a question asked in a very popular video game called “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” The answer to the question given is “Innocence….” It invokes a powerful idea of whether or not innocence exists. The movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” follows the story of a young boy named Bruno living in Nazi Germany. His father is an officer in the SS and Bruno’s…

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