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- Tragedy has always been a popular theme in stories and plays. For centuries, people have been captivated by morbidly emotional finales, rather than by happy endings. Stories with a sad outcome fascinate us much more than those, ending on a happy note.
- The Tragic Hero In literature, there are many different styles that can be used to convey a story to the reader. One of these styles is Tragedy. When an author writes a tragedy, he has to make the readers feelings sympathetic to the ideas or plot that he is putting forth.
- A discussion of a variety of dramatic works from Agamemnon to Hamlet demonstrates the range of development of the tragic form, from the earliest Greek to the later Shakespearean tragedies. There are two basic concepts of tragedy: the concept introduced by Aristotle in his Poetics, and the concept developed by Frederick Nietzsche in his The Birth of Tragedy.
- A hero is an example of valiancy and intelligence. In times of danger a hero must remain strong, brave, and audacious. Many epic poems consist of tragedy?s. Tragedies consist of several key points.
- Tragic heroes are found throughout Greek mythology and folklore. They are called tragic because their stories are tragedies. The two Greek plays, Antigone and Oedipus, are good examples of tragedy. These plays, written by Sophocles, are very different and yet they share one similarity tragic heroes.
- There has been many different views on the plays of William Shakespeare and definitions of what kind of play they were. The two most popular would be the comedy and the tragedy. King Lear to some people may be a comedy because they believe that the play has been over exaggerated.
- There has been a lot of discussion on what the typical child murderer is like. Many people think that there is a stereotype of a kid that would have violent tendencies. In the most recent school shootings, the killers weren t all drug addicts or loners.
- Tragedy is defined as an extremely sad or fatal event or course of events; a story, play, or other literary work which arouses terror or pity by a series of misfortunes or sad events. The first important tragedies appeared in ancient Greece in the 400s B.
- According to Aristotle Oedipus from the play ?Oedipus Rex? by Sophocles is the ideal model of a classic tragic hero. A tragic hero is unable to escape his misfortune of destruction and downfall that is destined to happen. As seen, no one can outrun his or her own fate.
- Many times in life events occur which stimulate many opinions. In a painting by Picasso, one way see beauty while another sees a squiggle of lines. Two people see a movie and one is moved to tears while the other is bored stiff. People are often moved in different ways by similar experiences.
- In William Shakespeare s Othello, Othello is the tragic hero. He is a character of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him.
- People tend to view tragedy in cataclysmic and catastrophic terms. Every night on the news we hear murders, assassinations and bombings referred to as Atragedies.@ Tragedy need not be an event which affects the community at large. Rather, any event which teaches an important lesson to a specific person or a group of people can be viewed as a type of tragedy.
- Tragedy was performed in Athens at the annual festival of Dionysus, the Great, or the City, Dionysia in late March. Competition was held on three successive mornings of the festival. Three tragic poets, who had been selected earlier in the year, each presented a tetralogy, consisting of three tragedies and a satyr play.
- In Sophocles play, Antigone, the main character Antigone is faced with a horrible tragedy; her two brothers have just died fighting each other and now one of her brothers, Polyneices, is not given proper burial rights by the king, Creon. In Greek times, when a man dies there is a great deal of respect and praise given, and a proper burial is always necessary to support the path to the afterlife.
- Hemmingway has a unique style of writing. It works on multiple levels. A person could read Farewell to Arms and enjoy it as a tragic love story. Hemmingway?s concise writing style allows a literal interpretation. At the same time a reader could get involved with the various symbols that he has placed in the novel.
- Hamlet has a tragic flaw in his personality and behavior. His flaw is that he is overly concerned with death and tragedy. This flaw or weakness in Hamlet leads him into a world of chaotic surroundings and madness. Hamlet?s flaw and his mad personality led to the death of several people, including his mother and the King of Denmark! If Hamlet did not have this fascination with death and tragedy, the deaths of the several people would not have occurred–including his own.
- In all genres of literature different character types might be found. Some bring humor or comic relief, while others bring both pity and fear to the audience. A tragic character is one who gives evidence to the audience concerning his or her tragic flaw that causes a change in fortune, from happiness to misery.
- “What has changed is the across-the-board acceptability of intoxication,” says Felix Savino, a psychologist at UW-Madison. “Many college students today see not just drinking but being drunk as their primary way of socializing.” (”Binge Drinking: A Campus Killer,” Reader’s Digest [RD], November 1998) Binge drinking today has gotten out of control.
- I felt I would always be a child, and have the never-ending support of my parents. I knew I lived an untouchable life, until tragedy struck and changed my life forever. Just a few years ago, I was put through a very emotional stage of depression.
- In Poetics, Aristotle explains tragedy as a kind of imitation of a certain magnitude, using direct action instead of narration to achieve its desired affect. It is of an extremely serious nature. Tragedy is also complete, with a structure that unifies all of its parts.