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|Statement||by John Francis Hippely, Jr.|
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|Pagination||vi, 121 leaves ;|
|Number of Pages||121|
Discussion of tragedy as a dramatic form must begin with the Greek scholar and philosopher, Aristotle (–22 BCE). In his small book – perhaps it is no more than lecture notes – known as The Poetics, he attempts a dispassionate, intellectual examination of poetry, focusing especially on drama, and within drama on tragedy. Tragedy tends to exclude comedy. In the tragic vision, something or someone dies or lapses into a winter of discontent. The "Tragic Vision" In tragedy, there seems to be a mix of seven interrelated elements that help to establish what we may call the "Tragic Vision": The conclusion is catastrophic. The tragedy gained its popularity in the ancient Greece. Aristotle provided the classical definition of the tragedy. According to Aristotle ( B.C./), tragedy is “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action. Critical Essay Aristotle on Tragedy In the Poetics, Aristotle's famous study of Greek dramatic art, Aristotle ( B.C.) compares tragedy to such other metrical forms as comedy and determines that tragedy, like all poetry, is a kind of imitation (mimesis), but adds that it has a serious purpose and uses direct action rather than narrative to achieve its ends.
The element of social tragedy in King Lear and ought to be approached solely as a literary work. is not identical to having a fully worked out vision of the play. One can be hostile to all. Start studying POETICS: ELEMENTS OF TRAGEDY. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. According to Aristotle in his book Poetics, the cathartic effects of a tragedy are its purpose, which is mediated through its form. An examination of Shakespeare's King Lear in relation to the Aristotelian elements of tragedy - focusing on his. In book: Hypercritica: A Hypertextual History of Literary Criticism an incipient theory of media and the analysis of genres, the nature and elements of tragedy, and other subjects such as epic.
This website is the outcome of the project undertaken at Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University (Bhavnagar - Gujarat). This project was sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi under NMEICT (Sakshat) initiatives for eContent development. The eContent uploaded on this website is on Literary Theory and Criticism. The target learners are graduate and post-graduate . Indeed, Aristotle so respected the old masters of Greek poetry and theater that it is believed that he personally edited a copy of The Iliad for his student Alexander the Great, who reportedly carried it with him all over the world. Additionally, Aristotle believed that Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was the best example of tragic theater and refers to it again and again within the course of his book. Performance Elements Acting: Use of face, body, and voice to portray character Character motivation: The reason or reasons for a character’s behavior; an incentive or inducement for further action for a character Character analysis: In responding to dramatic art, the process of examining how the elements of drama –literary. A. Preliminary discourse on tragedy, epic poetry, and comedy, as the chief forms of imitative poetry. B. Definition of a tragedy, and the rules for its construction. Definition and analysis into qualitative parts. C. Rules for the construction of a tragedy: Tragic pleasure, or catharsis experienced by fear and pity should be produced in the.