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Sophocles And Antigone


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It is the pinnacle of Greek theatre and Sophocles, a budding young playwright, has written a new play entitled Antigone. ... Upon completion of this task, Sophocles will contact his three actors and Choregus in order to set up a series of practices and begin designing masks for each character. ... Aristotle believes that the chief character in ...

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Antigone


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Using the criteria established by Aristotle in Poetics, "œAntigone" by Sophocles displays the qualities of a tragedy. ... Catharsis is accomplished through the catastrophic consequences of the main character"s actions. ... The characters support and understand Antigone"s choice in the matter. ... It is not of high moral character th...

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Aristotle and the Origins of Greek Theatre


Word Count: 917Approx Pages: 4Has Bibliography

He observed the structure of great plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles and added some of his own ideas. ... Catharsis Another important theory of Aristotle"s was that of Catharsis. ... The idea of catharsis is still used in modern theatre, however, it also has it"s critics, such as Brecht, who suggests, that rather than being cleansed of...

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Protagonis


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In Sophocles" play, Antigone, there are two possible protagonists. ... Some people would argue that Antigone is the key character of the story, but she doesn"t have a hamartia. ... Aristotle"s fifth criterion for a protagonist consists of some type of catharsis. Antigone does not have a catharsis. ...

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Oedipus the King - A Model Tragedy


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Sophocles is one of the ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have managed to survive until today. ... In Sophocles's play, the tragic hero is led to a dead end because of his own character and personality. ... It is through Sophocles's plot, character, language, and also the way the play was performed on stage that we can understand what...

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In What Ways Does Oeddipus Tyrannus Exemplify or Deviate Fro


Word Count: 1959Approx Pages: 8Has Bibliography

When looked at in relation to Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus it seems that Aristotle"s theory is exemplified within it. ... Aristotle obviously didn"t invent drama but he did use examples from the works of famous Greek playwrights such as Sophocles to illustrate his main ideas. ... " Within Aristotle"s definition of tragedy, he suggests that the&...

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Oedipus and Anitgone


Word Count: 785Approx Pages: 3Has Bibliography

While telling these tragedies, the reader or viewer goes through several different intense emotions, which Aristotle refers to as, catharsis. ... In the plays, Oedipus and Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon best portrays a tragic hero as defined by Aristotle. ... Secondly, having a noble character and dignified stature are key components&...

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Oedipus


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Sophocles "œOedipus the King" is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. ... The main character Oedipus is the king of Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. ... According to Aristotle"s definition of tragedy, Oedipus the king is the perfect example because...

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Oedipus Tyrannos


Word Count: 1836Approx Pages: 7Has Bibliography

"œOedipus Tyrannos": Responsibility, but Not Guilt "œOedipus Tyrannos", the classic Greek Tragedy written by Sophocles, possesses all the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, including a tragic flaw in the main character. ... Experiencing these emotions will leave a viewer with a feeling of catharsis. Archer...

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The Irony within Oedipus


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The Greek tragedy of Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, owes much of its impact to the audience"s previous knowledge of the characters and their fate. ... Sophocles illustrates these answers, the truth, by using irony. ... Dramatic irony is the contrast between what a character says and what the reader knows to be true. ... The author ...

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The Fall Of King Oedipus


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The fall of King Oedipus Oedipus in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is a tragic hero according to Aristotle in The Poetics. Aristotle said that Sophocles "œdrew men as they ought to be... His tragedy results from within his character. ... The audience experiences catharsis through pity and fear. ... Sophocles characterizes Oedipus through his action...

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Tragic Heroes in Oedipus the K


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In Sophocles" Oedipus the King, the tragic hero is most certainly Oedipus. ... Through the character of Creon, Sophocles effectively conveys the essential elements of a tragic hero. ... In Oedipus the King, there really is no other character that qualifies to be a tragic hero, for no one else truly embodies a flaw, a downfall, and ...

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Modern Tragedy vs. Classic Tragedy


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Classic Tragedy In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. ... Also, the character cannot be so evil that for the sake of justice we desire his or her misfortune. The character should be someone who is famous or prosperous, like Oedipus or Medea. ... Shakespeare took the idea of tragedy one...

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Oedipus


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Aristotle also points out terms such as catharsis, which can be said that is the purification of one"s soul. He argues in his Poetics that catharsis is achieved through emotions of pity or fear, which is created in the audience as they witness the tragedy of a character who suffers unjustly, but is not entirely innocent. ......

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Aristotle and Oedipus


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Aristotle also points out terms such as catharsis, which can be said that is the purification of one"s soul. He argues in his Poetics that catharsis is achieved through emotions of pity or fear, which is created in the audience as they witness the tragedy of a character who suffers unjustly, but is not entirely innocent. ......

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Greek Tragedy


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 (Sophocles, 1633) The other example is from the play Hamlet, Laertes says, "œO, heat dry up my brains! ... The eighth and final quality of a Greek Tragedy is that there"s a catharsis. A catharsis is a purging of emotions. Antigone and Hamlet have the same catharsis. ... The catharsis in A Streetcar Named ...

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Tragedy Essay


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Such is the case of tragic literature and the cathartic effect it has on the reader, which has deteriorated a great deal from Sophocles" writing of the true tragedy, Oedipus. Hamlet exemplifies partial decomposition of catharsis whereas Miss Julie epitomises an almost total collapse of the cathartic effect. It is assumed that the higher the status of...

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Aristotle And Tragedy


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Tragedy came to signify a dramatic presentation of seriousness and noble character which examines the major questions of human existence. ... Some of these aspects include the art of imitation, reversal and recognition, pity and fear, catharsis, and even the effective use of a tragic hero. ... Additionally, he argues that through recognition, the hero di...

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Discuss Aristotle’s Conditions Covering Greek Tragedy How Ar


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The elements are known as conditions and if a drama has enough of these conditions then the production would be true to life and a classic work of art.(2) These are the nine conditions :- 1, Catharsis: The final purging of the pity and or fear that have been elicited in an audience by the dramatic action of&...

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dramatic structure


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Catharsis is an emotional discharge that brings around a sense of renewal or welcomes relief from some sort of tension. ... Dramatic irony is when the characters do not know facts but the audience knows them. ... A protagonist is considered to be the main character. ... In the original commercial, one of the first things noticed would be...

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Dramatic Literature


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Deus ex machine= the god from the machine. rescue characters, last minute, unsatisfying means of solving problems no religious text TRAGEDY, focused on person of noble birth. moira=fate. catharsis=purging of pity and fear, tragedy could only befall the great.Kenn Burke=purpose passion perception. ... Aeschylus-first important G tragedian whos w...

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Oedipus: A True Tragic Hero


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From this definition, he further expanded it by defining the profile of the Classical Greek tragic hero, basing it on what he considered the best tragedy ever written, Sophocle"s Oedipus Rex. According to Aristotle, a tragedy should comprise of the hero"s goodness and superiority, a tragic flaw in which the hero makes fatal errors&#...

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Oedipus


Word Count: 1499Approx Pages: 6Has Bibliography

From this definition, he further expanded it by defining the profile of the Classical Greek tragic hero, basing it on what he considered the best tragedy ever written, Sophocle"s Oedipus Rex. According to Aristotle, a tragedy should comprise of the hero"s goodness and superiority, a tragic flaw in which the hero makes fatal errors&#...

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Why Was Athenian Tradedy An Education For Freedom


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He maintained that a tragedy must be a performance that arouses the feelings of fear and pity in the audience, and thereby achieves a catharsis, a purging of the emotions. ... He concluded by declaring that tragedy is about actions, not character; meaning that a tragic hero may have good intentions, but just misses the mark. ...

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Bertolt Brecht


Word Count: 1259Approx Pages: 5Has Bibliography

After 15 years of exile Brecht returned to Germany in 1948 and spent a year in Zurich working on Sophocles ANTIGONE and on his major theoretical work A LITTLE ORGANUM FOR THE THEATRE. ... Brecht was opposed to Aristotelian drama and its attempts to lure the spectator into a total identification with the hero, resulting in feelings of terror and pity ...

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