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    Speech On Greek Tragedy

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    You have to know that every tragic play had to follow a typical structure. According to MacLennan, a professor from the University of Tennessee who is authoritative and reliable because what he says is supported by the site ArtsEdge whose purpose is to provide the “highest quality Internet content and professional development to teachers and students throughout the United States” (ArtsEdge, 2015), every tragedy started with a prologue of which the purpose was to present the topic of the play. This prologue was followed by a parode during which the chorus entered the play dancing and singing and also explaining to the audience the context of the story and what happened just before the action started. Then came the episode, the most important part of the tragedy because it is where most of the plot happened. Nevertheless, it is rather a dialogue between the actors or an actor and the chorus than actual action. There was on average between three and five episodes, each of them followed by a stasimon in which the chorus singing made comments or reacted upon the previous episode. The last of the five essential parts of a tragedy was the exodus, literally the song to get out, whose purpose was to present to the audience what the moral of the story was (Englert, n.d.). Next to the structure of the play, there were also other important conventions that had to be respected by the playwrights: the hero had to experience…

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    tragedy. The effects of tragedy in the west have been deeply lasting. Creizenach said that “the rebirth of tragedy in the west is the greatest event in modern literary history.” Not only did Greek tragedy influence the world of theater, but also it influenced the thoughts of terrible tragic things. There is a work of Aristotle that deals with tragedy. It is surprising to find the earliest signs of insight into tragedy that reaches even beyond the technical side of the art form. The definition…

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    The Persians Play

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    The play that I selected was The Persians by Aeschylus translated by George Theodoridis copyright in 2009 with the rights reserved by Bacchicstage. The characters in this play include Xeres, who was the King of Persia at the time and is presented in the play as a dejected king who was responsible for the downfall of Persia because of his young rash decisions to go to war with the Greeks. When described by the ghost of his father, Darius, he is presented as a young king who would do anything to…

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    There is an emphasis placed on the realities the central characters are aware of and those that they are unaware of. Scodel mentions, “In all these plays, one character sees what another literally does not” Gregory 245). Dramatic effect and the emotionality of the performance are important elements in the dramas. In most Sophoclean dramas, characters will lie or not speak all together to create theatrical effects. Finally certain continual ethical values pop up within Sophoclean Tragedy.…

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    God Of Pan Research Paper

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    different from other gods. Although he was feared by many, Pan was an important character in this period of time. ABOUT PAN Pan’s parents are unknown. His father could have been Zeus, Dionysus, Hermes, or Apollo. His mother may have been a nymph named Dryope, Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, or Aphrodite (Pan). He was worshiped in outside settings like caves. People believed that he would chase down nymphs, or beautiful women, and seduce them. He was so ugly, the women would always turn him…

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    Feminism has gained a new definition a new understanding of female roles since the Elizabethan Era. Hamlet, a play written by William Shakespeare, is about a young prince, Hamlet, being visited by his father’s apparition urging him to avenge his death by murdering Prince Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. All the while, Hamlet is enraged by his mother’s hasty marriage to Claudius and is showering his supposed love, Ophelia, with gifts and words of affection. Queen Gertrude and Ophelia are blindly…

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    In this unit we focused on the story of King Lear, one of Shakespeare 's many plays. King Lear is based on a real story that was written in the year 1135 from a book called History of the King of Britain. King Lear was based on a Celtic legend. The name Lear in Celtic means the Celtic God of the sea. He is similar to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. They both have the same characteristics such as moody and tempestuous. In this play, Shakespeare uses different types of imagery. According to…

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    People need to man up and realize that no one care whos the best team or who gots the most wins they care about good sportsmanship and whos one of the best players in the league. Like DiMaggio have said he plays the game because he loves to be on the field not because he is playing for the crowd or for others he love the game because he wants to play it he dosent care about whos watching him play or about the fans. I truly respect and understand why he said that because he playing the game of…

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    because we were all tired. To make matters worse our three point shooter injured her knee. Everyone could see the fear written on our faces. We were worried that we would lose if she did not play. Then, our coach called a time out, and told us not to give up, because we were only down a few points. In my head I was thinking a few points or more like fifteen points. The second quarter ended, and we were down ten points at the half. We ran out once more to begin the third quarter, and to…

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    The play “Fences” by August Wilson portrays a family struggles and experiences in 1950s (1468). Troy Maxson, the protagonist, who is married to Rose, struggles to raise his family following bad experience set by his father at early age. Troy is seen as a man of responsibilities, but he never commits himself in his marriage and his family. Troy’s son Cory grows up under Troy’s care as a different generation. The other family members are Troy’s brother, Gabriel, Troy’s eldest son, Lyons, fathered…

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