Aristotleâ€™s six element of drama in The Rising of the Moon.
Lady Gregoryâ€™s The Rising of the Moon is modern play that contains Aristotleâ€™s six elements of drama, which are plot, character, thought, language, music, and spectacle. These elements are the backbone of Lady Gregoryâ€™s play and many of todayâ€™s dramas. .
The first element is plot. Aristotle tells reads that, â€œâ€¦plot, is the goalâ€¦ and the goal is the greatest thing of all.â€ Lady Gregoryâ€™s play contains a basic plot; the sergeant and two of his policemen scout out the docks and make sure a political rebel does not escape from the area by boat. The plot embodies the action, exposition, suspense, rising action, climax, and falling action. .
The next element in the play is character. In Lady Gregoryâ€™s play she has four characters, policeman X, policeman B, sergeant, and the ragged man â€œJimmy Walsh.â€ The two policemen are two characters that are not fully functionaries and not fully developed because they do not have names and they are just sketched in, and we know little about their personality. The sergeant and the ragged manâ€™s characters are exposed as the play reveals its conflict because both characters change into a different role, then when you first beginning the play. Aristotle compares characters to a painting, â€œâ€¦ the most beautiful pigments smeared on at random will not give as much pleasure as a black-and-white outline picture.â€ .
The third element is thought. Thought is shown throughout the play, for example, when the sergeant figures out that the ragged man is the rebel. Thought is found where something is proved to be or not to be, or a general principle. Aristotle explains thought as, â€œâ€¦ is the passage in which they try to prove that something is so or not so, or state some general principle.
The next element is language.