Oedipus

Word Count: 319 Approx Pages: 1

In one day, a man’s life is untwisted as he finds out that he is the cause of a terrible pestilence that is inhibited in Thebes. His fate has caught up to him and there is nothing he can do but live in sickness. Sophocles “Oedipus the King” is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discove ... Continue Reading

Oedipus Rex A Tragedy

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The conception of a tragic hero that we gather from Aristotle's poetics is that he is highly esteemed and prosperous man who falls into misfortune because of some serious hamartia.its most frequent application is in the sense of false moral judgments or even purely ... Continue Reading

Oedipus

Word Count: 1309 Approx Pages: 5

Oedipus is a prime example of a tragidy, according to Aristotle’s definition in the “poetics”. Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the first work of literary criticism in our tradition. The couple of pages in the book mainly describe tragedy from Aristotle’s point of view. He defines ... Continue Reading

Aristotle and Oedipus

Word Count: 1311 Approx Pages: 5

Oedipus is a prime example of a tragidy, according to Aristotle’s definition in the “poetics”. Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the first work of literary criticism in our tradition. The couple of pages in the book mainly describe tragedy from Aristotle’s point of view. He defines ... Continue Reading

Greek Tragedy

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According to Aristotle, Oedipus the King was the perfect example of a Greek tragedy. It has all of the necessary components as discussed in his critical writing, Poetics. Aristotle felt that the purpose of a tragedy was to invoke pity and fear upon the viewers. This was done by using four main t ... Continue Reading

Greek Tragedy

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Throughout time drama has changed from its early beginnings to modern theatre. Some of the Earliest plays written fall into the category of a Greek Tragedy. A Greek Tragedy “is a self-contained piece of heroic myth, poetically elaborated in a high style for performance by a chorus of Athenian ci ... Continue Reading

Antigone

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According to Aristotle, “Tragedy, then, is an imitation of a noble and complete action, having the proper magnitude…; it is presented in dramatic, not narrative form, and achieves, through the representation of pitiable and fearful incidents, the catharsis of such incidents” (Golde ... Continue Reading

Aristotle And Tragedy

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For Aristotle, all literature is an art of imitation. Just as an artist imitates life to produce his or her literature, the audience is inspired to imitate, in some fashion, what it reads, hear, or sees on the stage. One of the basic types of literature that Aristotle discusses is the tragedy, which ... Continue Reading

Aristotle and the Origins of Greek Theatre

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Aristotle was a 4th Century Athenian philosopher, who was one of the first people to state how comedies and tragedies should be written. He observed the structure of great plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles and added some of his own ideas. He defined tragedy as ‘a representation of action that is w ... Continue Reading

Modern Tragedy vs. Classic Tragedy

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In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. His definition: an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude, through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions. According to Aristot ... Continue Reading

In What Ways Does Oeddipus Tyrannus Exemplify or Deviate Fro

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Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is one of the most influential and important analysis’ to come out of the literary world of ancient Greece. His analysis of the ideal form of tragic plays became a guideline for later playwrights in Western civilisation. When looked at in relation to Sophocle ... Continue Reading