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  • Tragedy In Hamlet

    Of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, many of them fall into the genre of tragedy, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet. This latter in particular could be classified as a revenge tragedy due to its subject matter. Some elements of tragedy include complex, character-driven plots, noble, yet flawed, main characters, and highly embellished language. Hamlet contains these elements, respectively, in Hamlet’s convoluted attempts to avenge his father, his paradoxical good and bad traits, and the eloquent soliloquies given by various characters. The full name of the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, gives a pretty good idea of what the play is intended to be like, and the storyline agrees with it. The tale is one of revenge,…

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  • Aristotle Tragedy

    The six elements that belong to every tragedy are the plot, characters, diction, thought, spectacle, and melody. The most significant elements of tragedy are the plot and character. The plot is the arrangement of the incidents in the story, whereas, the character is the morality given to the characters of the tragedy. Although the character defines the qualities of the character, the action of the plot itself makes them feel the emotions. Therefore, the characters contribute to the action of…

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  • The Duchess Tragedy

    The Tragedy of the Duchess: (A poetic critic of the film The Duchess according to Poetics by Aristotle) Aristotelian poetics captures deep insights into humans and our expression of deep emotions. As I watched The Duchess I was able to relate Aristotle’s definitions of tragedy to this film. The movie’s protagonist is Georgina. In the beginning of the movie she becomes engaged to the Duke of Devonshire. A very prestigious match, that allows Georgina to move up socially. This sets up the…

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  • Tragedy In The Birthmark

    While the end of “The Birthmark” was tragic, it isn’t necessarily considered a tragedy. Given the circumstances, Aylmer and his tragic flaws are to blame for the tragedy at the end. A tragic flaw, or hamartia, was first referenced in Aristotle's work “Poetics”, where his idea is that it is an “error of judgement” that brings the character’s downfall. In Greek literature, there will almost always be tragic flaws, a trait in a character that ultimately leads to their downfall. This…

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  • Vivaldi's The Birth Of Tragedy

    The purpose for the structuring of this concert comes from the nature of the title of the concert. “The Lords” is a characterization of the Nizetich ideal from the book, The Birth of Tragedy - the book articles on the Apollonian and Dionysian duality. The duality that describes the difference between what is seen - the Apollonian - and what lies behind the walls that is the inner workings of what is seen - the Dionysian aspect . Furthermore, in The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche describes what “the…

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  • Examples Of Tragedy In The Crucible

    In today’s modern era, readers continue to be captivated by tragedies, none more captivating though than The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. In this tragic play, readers follow the story of the Salem witch trials in 1692. The play begins with a young girl in bed, unable to move. The town of Salem blames witchcraft, sparking a downward spiral of accusations towards the many women in town. Abigail Williams decides she must accuse Elizabeth Proctor in order to be with her husband, John…

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  • Role Of Tragedy In Othello

    Tragedies come in all shapes and sizes. Natural disasters, death of a love one, and to a child, the loss of a beloved pet can be a tragic event. According to Greek philosopher Aristotle, the makings of a great tragedy include a person of “high-estate” whose downfall is due to his own tragic flaw. Aristotle says “Tragedy is an imitation of an action of high importance, complete and of some amplitude; in language enhanced by distinct and varying beauties; acted not narrated; by means of pity and…

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  • Analysis Of Sophoclean Tragedy

    by Scodel on Sophoclean Tragedy introduces the reader to the dynamic and catastrophic world (of what is left) of Sophocleans’ dramas. He introduces the writer, his tragedies, and all the elements that constitute the dramas. Scodel delves into the components Sophocles utilized to create the unique dramas and engaging characters. Scodel uses specific examples from various tragedies to convey the style, the tradition, and the portrayal of characters. Finally Scodel introduces Sophocles use of…

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  • The Crucible Tragedy Analysis

    A tragedy depicts a dramatic composition containing a somber theme, generally involving a noble character destined to endure downfall or destruction through a character flaw or conflict. The Crucible, a classical tragedy, written by Arthur Miller in 1953, depicts the Salem witch trials and the havoc they created among the community. People also define a tragedy as a drama which showcases human suffering due to corresponding terrible events. The Crucible adequately subscribes to this definition…

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  • 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.…

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