A Study of Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus
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...Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus: The great Greek myth of Oedipus continues to be integral to the Western literary canon even today. Starting from 5th century B.C., various ancient writers of the Hellenistic era made references to Oedipus in their works. The best known version of the Oedipus myth comes from Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Reading the biography of Oedipus through Aristotle’s conception of tragedy makes for an interesting scholarly exercise. One of Aristotle’s most influential works concerning literary theory is his Poetics. In it he articulates with eloquence and clarity various facets of good theatre. Tragedy... ? A Study of...
Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero
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...Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero Gil Vargas Liberty 9 November Outline Thesis ment: Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy provides an interesting insight of human reaction to love, jealousy and hatred and asserts that man holds the power of destroying not only himself bit also people around him when driven by passion; love, lust, anger or hatred. I. Definiton of Tragedy A. Aristotle’s definition B. It helps in explaining the concept of tragedy II. Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy A. Characteristics of a tragedy and a tragic hero B. Provides an in depth analysis of the play “Othello” C. A wonderful experience of understanding the concepts of both Shakespearian and Aristotelian... ? Othello: An...
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a tragic hero and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
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...tragedy was widely accepted by writers and they tried to match his description, Aristotle wrote in his poetics that the tragic hero must feel excessive pain and he must undergo excessive suffering, he also wrote that not everyone can be a tragic hero. A person of great stature can... Client’s 11 May Polymath refers to a person who is a man of many talents; Aristotle was a polymath without a shadow of a doubt. Hewas a great philosopher; he was also a theologian, in addition to this he was also a literary critic. “Poetics” written by Aristotle define several important literary elements and it also serves as a benchmark for all the other literary critics during the time of Aristotle. His definition of a tra...
Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World
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...Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World People and in particular readers of fiction will always want happy endings in real life as well as in fictional stories. However, when viewed from the perspective of creators or authors of fictional works, tragic endings and thereby tragic stories will only make a deeper imprint in the minds of the readers. Aristotle came up with some key conventions and if the fictional work, particularly its plot has those conventions; it could be termed as a tragedy. According to him, a best tragic plot will be simple and at the same time complex, incorporating the elements of reversal...
Aristotelian Conventions of Tragedy in King Lear and Brave New World
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...Aristotelian conventions of tragedy in order to show how both Lear and John represent tragic heroes in some of literature’s best forms. Both King Lear and Brave New World follow the Aristotelian convention of Recognition of Self. In Aristotle’s formulation, this requires that heroes undergo some suffering that leads to a cathartic sense of self-awareness derived from the pain of suffering (20). Aristotle claims that a man must realize the (internal) root of his own downfall before he can become a tragic hero. King Lear gains this self-awareness as he wanders the heath with his Fool. He realizes the role he has played in his own downfall and it causes his descent into madness... ?Aristotle’s definition of ...
"Othello" as an Aristotelian Tradegy.
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...Aristotelian Tragedy 0 Introduction William Shakespeare wrote, “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” around 1603. The play chronicles the life of Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio. It highlights Othello’s change of fate from happiness to misery upon allowing Iago to poison his mind with jealousy. The play explored varied themes such as love, jealousy, loyalty, racism, and betrayal (as cited in Shakespeare, 1962). The play became widely known during 17th and 18th century. It was even regarded by some critics as one of the greatest English tragedy. “The tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice” remains highly acclaimed and prominent in the present century (Shakespeare, 1976, p... ?“Othello” as an...
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice, as a tragedy
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...Aristotelian Tragedy 0 Introduction William Shakespeare wrote, “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” around 1603. The play chronicles the life of Othello, Desdemona, Iago, and Cassio. It highlights Othello’s change of fate from happiness to misery upon allowing Iago to poison his mind with jealousy. The play explored varied themes such as love, jealousy, loyalty, racism, and betrayal (as cited in Shakespeare, 1962). The play became widely known during 17th and 18th century. It was even regarded by some critics as one of the greatest English tragedy. “The tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice” remains highly acclaimed and prominent in the present century (Shakespeare, 1976, p. 5... Othello” as an...
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...tragedy, William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice is an ideal Aristotelian tragedy. Othello is a specific tragedy of passion and to label it as an Aristotelian tragedy is certainly appropriate. Of all Shakespeare’s tragedies, Othello is the most painfully exciting and the most terrible. As one goes... ? Othello, the Moor of Venice, as a Tragedy of the of the Concerned March 8, Thesis ment Aristotle’s Poetics a pamphlet of about fifty pages, incomplete, ill preserved and unsystematic, has proved a book of perennial interest for students of literature. It deals mainly with tragedy and here too with Greek tragedy which alone was known to him. He wrote at a time when there was no literary criticism...
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...tragedy, when they deal with the concepts of tragedy and morality. Aristotle’s concept of tragedy is based on a sum total of a few essential fundamentals that are a complex plot with a suitable beginning middle and the end, organic unity, appropriate length, the unities of time and place, apt relationship between the character and plot, goodness, consistency of characterization, hamartia, peripity, anagnorisis or discovery, feelings of pity and fear and catharsis.1 Based on the parameters as established by Aristotle for a worthy tragedy, William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice is an ideal Aristotelian tragedy. Othello is a specific tragedy of passion and to label... it as an...
Definitions of Tragedy: A Critical Analysis of Oedipus the King and Death of a Salesman
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...tragedy. Indeed Miller’s concept of the ‘loss of personal dignity’ is more reasoning in the context of modern age because of the increasing importance of the individuals. During these days, individuals are more in focus in every sphere of life than the people in Aristotle’s age were. Now if Aristotle’s heroes of noble birth and high status are considered as individuals, both Aristotle’s and Miller’s tragic heroes have one thing in common that they struggle diehard to secure their sense of personal dignity. For example, Sophocles’s “Oedipus the King” is often considered as a perfect Aristotelian tragedy since... Definitions of Tragedy: A Critical Analysis of “Oedipus the King” and “Death of a Salesman”...
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...Aristotelian tragedy. It is directly involved in the development of the cause-and-effect chain of the plot. Indeed character as well as its actions are a medium of communication between the plot and the audience. The audience can associate themselves with the fear of probability through a character. The protagonist of an Aristotelian tragedy comes from a high background or high social status in order to maintain the magnitude of the plot. He is primarily driven by hubris or a sense of high personal dignity that most likely provokes him to incorporate a ‘hamartia’ or a tragic flaw in his... A Critique of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy As outlined in Aristotle’s “Poetics”, tragedy is “an imitation of an...
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...Aristotelian tragedy, the way in which the action progresses may not adhere to that form. Tragedy, according to Aristotle, must meet a set of criteria that he has defined in his writing entitled, Poetics. Aristotle defines the tragedy by: Tragedy, then, 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... Al Balushi Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy as it Relates To Death of a Salesman Qambar Al Balushi Hammersmith Due Al Balushi 2 Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy as it Relates To Death of a Salesman Thesis Statement: In the play Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, some of the cri...
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...tragedy. Indeed Miller’s concept of the ‘loss of personal dignity’ is more reasoning in the context of modern age because of the increasing importance of the individuals. During these days, individuals are more in focus in every sphere of life than the people in Aristotle’s age were. Now if Aristotle’s heroes of noble birth and high status are considered as individuals, both Aristotle’s and Miller’s tragic heroes have one thing in common that they struggle diehard to secure their sense of personal dignity. For example, Sophocles’s “Oedipus the King” is often considered as a perfect Aristotelian tragedy since... Definitions of Tragedy: A Critical Analysis of “Oedipus the King” and “Death of a Salesman” ...
Citizen Kane
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...tragedy in the twentieth century. The following outline presents the salient aspects of the protagonist character and function in relation to the plot development that identify with key tragedy characteristics of tragedy philosophy enunciated primarily in the Aristotelian Philosophy of Tragedy. Aristotle’s philosophy of tragedy presents character as the second element after plot in the tragedy elements order of importance. Charles Foster Kane qualifies as a tragic hero in Aristotles mold of tragedy owing much to his role in the development of the plots... Orson Welles Citizen Kane weathers the aspects of time setting in the light of literary elements entailed in it that propagate its significance as a...
Hamlet: Hamartia in Hamlet, Gertrude and Claudius
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...Aristotelian Tragedy."Shakespeare Quarterly. 35.2 (1984): 142-156. Print. Levy, Eric P. Hamlet and the Rethinking of Man. Madison [N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008. Print. Maxwell, Baldwin. "Hamlet's Mother." Shakespeare Quarterly. 15.2 (1964): 235-246. Print. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Salt Lake City: Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, 2000. ... Hamlet: Hamartia in Hamlet, Gertrude and Claudius Almost even after four centuries “Hamlet” remains a case study of human psychology which explores the inner thoughts and consequences of human action. Where there are reasons to praise a character for his virtues, there are reasons to object his flaws. Some of the faults in the...
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...tragedy in Aristotle’s terms because of its dramatic complex plot. B. It shows the tragedy of an upright man who cannot change his ill fortune. C. The action in the plot is the tragedy, not the character. D. Oedipus does not deserve a tragic life, which makes his downfall a great Aristotelian tragedy. Oedipus is paradoxically a hero and a villain. He initially saves a whole city from the Sphinx, but because of his real identity, he brings a deadly curse to it later on, and most especially, to his family and himself. This essay analyzes Sophocles’ Oedipus, determining... ? Oedipus: Fitting the Mold of Aristotle’s Tragic Hero OEDIPUS: FITTING THE MOLD OF ARISTOTLE’S TRAGIC HERO Thesis: Sophocles’ Oedipus...
Romeo and Juliet
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...Aristotelian tragedy within this play as compared to other plays by Shakespeare that attempt to work off of the same theme. Golden proves that Othello presents a classically developed story based upon the true nature of Aristotelian tragedy that is in sharp distinction from the other Elizabethan tragedies that were developed by Shakespeare and other playwrights at the time. He does this by first examining the various essential elements of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy which begins with a sincere imitation of life that is ordered in such a way as to provide “insight into the meaning of the human situation... The Heroism of Othello In his article “Honest Othello,” Michael Andrews argues that a great ...
A study of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman as a modern tragedy
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...Aristotelian idea of tragedy is in its characterization of Willy Loman. Aristotle asserted that the impact of tragedy is truly felt when the tragic hero is suitably significant or of noble birth. Willy Loman is a man of little social significance. In fact, the irony of the title is perhaps intended, as the death of a mere salesman is unlikely to have any lofty impact on the society or on people’s minds. However, it is through Willy’s inconsequential existence that Miller reworks the Aristotelian definition of tragedy. Through Willy’s professional and personal waning, the play portrays an entire... ? A study of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman as a modern tragedy The and Section number Texas Southern...
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
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...Aristotelian tragedy. The base of the plot of the story is a well known and elaborated perfectly by many Greeks. The author adds just enough details to ensure that the end adds to the story while ensuring that the audiences do not wait for Oedipus to poke out his eyes. The plot of the story incorporates a very probable and logical occurrence of events that brings the audience closer to the discovery of the horrible truth underlying the story... as denial of the self (McManus, 2000). The main cause of depression is the denial of an individual’s own emotional reaction. It is difficult to love if we deny our truth, the truth concerning our caregivers and parents, and about ourselves. Despite his...
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...Aristotelian tragedy. The base of the plot of the story is a well known and elaborated perfectly by many Greeks. The author adds just enough details to ensure that the end adds to the story while ensuring that the audiences do not wait for Oedipus to poke out his eyes. The plot of the story incorporates a very probable and logical occurrence of events that brings the audience closer to the discovery of the horrible truth underlying the story... to depression as denial of the self (McManus, 2000). The main cause of depression is the denial of an individual’s own emotional reaction. It is difficult to love if we deny our truth, the truth concerning our caregivers and parents, and about...
Tragic Hero or not
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...tragedy and a tragic hero.? Discuss William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a “tragic hero” and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy? Othello-the Moor of Venice – The Tragic Hero A tragedy always results in death of the protagonist. The concept was first defined by Aristotle in 250 B.C in the following words: “Tragedy is the imitation of an action; and an action implies personal agents, who necessarily possess certain distinctive qualities both of character and thought... ? Othello-the Moor of Venice- The Tragic Hero ENGL 102: Literature and Composition Fall D Marsha S. Martin L21944557 MLA Outline you...
Aristotelian rhetorical analysis
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...Aristotelian Rhetorical Analysis of a Political ad. Introduction Source: http florahelix.dragoonsoftware.com/2012/09/critical-analysis-of-political-advertising/ The political opponent of President Obama in the 2013 general elections attempted to assassinate his popularity and discredit him from voters by using a raise in taxes political ad. The media went further to capture the effects of such high taxes to include the following; more job loss and continued difficulty for the recovering economy (Florahelix, 2012). Rhetorical analysis It is not difficult to miss out on such ads when the elections are fast approaching. Opponents push as hard as they possibly can by appealing to the voters... Aristotelian...
Aristotelian Universals and Platonic Universals
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...Aristotelian Universals and Platonic Universals A universal, according to metaphysics, is the common aspects among particular things in the world. With our common rationality, we term these aspects as features, characteristics or qualities. Philosophically, if we attempt to define a universal or universals, they can said to be recurrent or repeatable entities, which can be exemplified by different types of particular aspects. Let us imagine that there are two brown tables in a room. Both the tables have the quality of 'brownness' and according to the Metaphysical philosophers, both these tables share a universal, that is the quality of being brown. Metaphysics states... ....
Shakespearean tragedy
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...tragedy, the hero reigns supreme, so much so, that some of the most memorable heroic characters in English literature have been the "tragic heroes" like Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth and so on. But when it came to comedies, Shakespeare created quite a few strong and witty characters for his heroines, in keeping with an age and country ruled by the extremely intelligent and powerful Queen Elizabeth. "The Merchant of Venice" is one of his most famous comedies, with one of the wittiest heroines of her time and ever since, Portia; and the play can rightly be said to revolve around her. It is to win her that Bassanio needs the money for which Antonio pledges a pound of flesh, and is Portia... In Shakespearean...
Aristotelian Ethics: Emotion and Moral Virtue
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...Aristotelian Ethics: Emotion and Moral Virtue Moral theorists have long debated theissue of moral virtue. Democritus argued for the subjectivist concept of moral virtue that Epicurus was to adopt and transform into a broader model of philosophical self-indulgence. Protagoras introduced a conventionalistic and relativistic perspective of moral virtue. And Socrates argued for the virtue-based rationalist theory that became the prevailing theoretical perspective of moral virtue in Greek thought, one adopted by Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics (Bagnoli 4-5). The debate on emotion and moral virtue reveals how an individual sees the essence of emotion and its connection to...
Compensation: Bhopal Gas Tragedy
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...Tragedy The Bhopal disaster or gas tragedy was occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at Bhopal, the capital of Indian State Madhya Pradesh. American Company Union Carbide was responsible for this tragedy. The CEO of Union carbide was Warren Anderson at that time. Union Carbide had a pesticide plant at Bhopal from which they manufactured pesticides and other products. Because of this tragedy, around 500,000 people suffered a lot and many of them sacrificed death and plenty of others are still living , fighting with numerous diseases. “15,000 people have died since 1984, when a gas leak at the Carbide plant poisoned the Bhopal air on a December night” (Shapoo... &Vaidyanathan). According...
Macbeth as Tragedy
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...Tragedy Macbeth As Tragedy It is quite commonly d that Macbeth one of the most powerful works of Shakespeare is a tragedy and this is because it contains all the elements of being a tragedy. Firstly, Macbeth is a piece of dramatic play which alone is a major requirement for the work to be recognized as tragedy. Secondly it portrays various issues that human beings face and various reasons due to which human beings are persuaded to commit evil such as murder which again makes it a tragic piece of work (Rush, 2005). A tragedy needs to have a hero who has a conflict with a force that is much superior to him and has certain flaws in their own personality and character. In the story Macbeth... Macbeth As...
Tragedy of the Commons
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...Tragedy of the Commons Question Tragedy of the commons is a concept in economics that refers to the depletion of the common resources such as land, rivers, lakes, forests among other naturally occurring resources. The public shares such resources a feature that demands individual responsiveness when using them in order for the resources to benefit the entire society. However, when utilizing such resources individuals act independently and rationally depletes the resources despite their knowledge of that such mean consumptions is opposes the society’s lasting best interests. The society should place several checks and balances owing to the changing social...
Tragedy of the Commons
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...Tragedy of the Commons Introduction Everybody agrees that it is indeed required to preserve our natural system and achieve the sustainability but human nature operates contrary to this and exploits the resources to such an extent that it brings tragedy for all in the long run. In a typical example of shepherds grazing their cattle in the fields, a common resource for the community, the tragedy starts when a shepherd tries to overexploit the resource to the detriment of fellow shepherd. The common-pool of resource is exploited by the people unflinchingly because it benefits them immensely at the cost of others as well as future generations....
Machbeth as tragedy
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...Tragedy Yes, I agree that William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a tragedy that reveals much about humanity and the human experience. A tragedyis a type of drama that results in the loss and destruction of lives (Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc., 2000). The general tone of Macbeth is dark and ominous, which is characteristic of a tragic drama. Furthermore, this tone suggests an environment that is messed up by hideous and heinous crimes. In fact, Macbeth is practically a tragedy of events because Macbeth’s subject matter dealt with the loss and destruction of Macbeth and other people including King Duncan I, two royal guards, Banquo, and Macduff's family and household (McEachern, 2002). Other... ?Macbeth as...
Tragedy of Macbeth
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...Tragedy of Macbeth Since time immemorial, the concept of tragedy has changed. In historical times, tragedies were associated with influential personalities in the society especially kings and rulers. The modern concept of tragedy has changed to include unfortunate incidences that are a threat to human lives despite their social, economic and political orientation. However, an embrace of the convectional concept is evident where more weight is given to famous and influential individuals across the world. Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is a classical tragedy that depicts events and actions by humans of distinction in the society in specific places of high regard. Examining the plot of the play... The Tragedy...
Tragedy of the Commons
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...Tragedy of Commons One of the significant environmental issues today is the environmentalpollution. Every day many harmful chemicals and dangerous fumes become part of our ecosystem and pollute water and air that may generate hazardous effects on living beings. Several international agreements (e.g. Kyoto) and national level steps have undertaken by countries to control CO2 emissions. These steps have put strict regulations on businesses and public sector organizations to reduce their negative contribution to the environment. However, these steps have added to costs of doing business, which in turn pushed up the cost of living. Better and cheaper solutions must be...
Drama: Domestic Tragedy
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...Tragedy In the Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu, one of the constituent topics in The Love Suicides at Sonezaki and The Love Suicides at Amijima is domestic tragedy. This topic falls under the scope of tragedy plays in drama. In English phonology, tragedy refers to a disastrous event which results in a negative consequence like injury or even loss of life. Within the literature element of drama, tragedy refers to a literary work where the main character undergoes distress, suffering or death at the end of a play. The distress or loss of life experienced at the end of a drama results from the inability of the main character to cope with some adverse conditions. In drama, the protagonist... Drama: Domestic...
Macbeth as Tragedy
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...Tragedy The play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare is closely related to the basic elements of tragic plays. In general, the play carries the characteristics of a tragedy, and the character Macbeth carries tragic qualities. Besides, ambitiousness and deep love and loyalty towards his wife is behind Macbeth’s tragic fall in the end. Thesis statement: A response work to unearth the characteristics of tragedy and tragic qualities of the play Macbeth (special references to the play Macbeth). I. Response A. Characteristics of tragedy in the play Macbeth: subject matter, themes, form and literary elements One can easily identify that the subject matter of the play is closely related... to the...
Ancient Epic and Tragedy
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...tragedies in Euripides’ canon of works that focus on great mythic characters. The action is set in the city of Thebes and opens before the royal palace near to which is the altar of Zeus the Deliverer. This is an important feature of the play’s setting: the emphasis upon location and the proximity of religious symbolism... An examination of the themes in Euripides’ Heracles, considering the function of conflict and change in the action. This essay will explore meanings in Euripides’ tragic play Heracles1 and consider the philosophic and symbolic themes in the action. A speculative date for this play is 420 B.C. It was written in the golden age period of Athenian drama and is one of a sequence of great...
The Tragedy of Othello
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...Tragedy of Othello One of the greatest dramas of English, Othello, the Moor of Venice was written in 1604 by William Shakespeare Based on an earlier novel by the Italian writer Cinthio, Othello is a tragedy in which jealousy plays a big part. Although Othello does not address universal problems like Hamlet does, it deals with very strong human emotions. Othello portrays the depths to which jealousy can drag a person, overriding his love. The play is set in Venice, and Cyprus.. Othello, an African, is a respected general of the Venetian army. He has promoted Cassio to the rank of lieutenant, causing great bitterness and jealousy in Iago. Othello has...
The tragedy of Macbeth
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...tragedy of Macbeth The tragedy of Macbeth is set in an eerie background; the very first scene is about the three witches, which is a perfect way to set the mood of the drama. A tragedy has certain dramatic elements like: eeriness, supernatural, madness or hallucination and conspiracies; and a series of actions by the tragic hero that arise from a misjudgement, or tragic flaw, etc. We see a sudden upraise in the status of Macbeth- who is a general and is elevated to the Thane of Cawdor, for his bravery and loyalty to the king of Scotland. The three witches heighten the element of drama in the very first scene of Act 1, and give...  The...
"Tragedy of the Commons"
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...Tragedy of the Commons The article has aged somewhat in terms of the style of language used. One example of this is the mention of psychological constructs such as “the conscience” and “the commons” which sound very old fashioned to the modern reader. Nowadays people still write and talk about moral issues but it is more usual to use terminology such as “ethics” and “social responsibility”. In terms of content, however, the issues of waste disposal, over-population and balancing the needs and wishes of different interest groups are still very much hot topics. The core ideas would not be out of place in a modern discussion because these serious issues have, if anything,...
Virginia Tech Tragedy
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...tragedy, but they arrived at radically different conclusions when it came to addressing many of the basic questions arising from an act of this nature. Among them were the following: Why did University officials allow the killing to continue without evacuating the campus Why did... "Virginia Tech: Making Sense of What Happened On April 16, 2007 a lone gunman went on a violent rampage on thecampus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. in what law enforcement officials have called the deadliest mass killing in US history (Hauser). According to the New York Times the shootings claimed 33 lives in two separate incidents that were two and a half hours apart (Hauser). The killing ended when the...
The Tragedy of Joe Keller
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...Tragedy of Joe Keller Introduction The decisions and actions of Joe Keller in All My Sonsare very bad that one of his sons totally loathes him, and the other commits suicide. Joe Keller is portrayed as a “man among men, (Miller 1971, x)” for he has been successful, and that, to a lot of people, should be rewarded with high regard and esteem. His longing to leave his business to his sons is anchored in love. The value Keller has for his sons is priceless, and his faith in the purity of being a father is evident as he remarks, “A father is a father” (Miller 1971, 47), and this remark utterly reflects his conviction that the family should be given more importance than...
An Ancient Tragedy "Oedipus King"
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...tragedy, which was first acted during the 429 BCE. It is a tragic play, which was written by Sophocles. It is Athenian by origin, and the second production of Sophocles’ Theban works. This is a play, whose glory in the field of literature, has not faded despite the passage of time. Many having been waiting upon the downfall of this piece of literature, but it is almost certain that it will not come to a dark end. While many argue that it will, I still stand for the fact that it will stand the test of time and continue being used in many schools, as a literature tool. This is because; it utilizes the universal literary devices in a very effective manner... Lecturer: “Oedipus king,” is an ancient tragedy, ...
The Soul and the Aristotelian Analysis of Human Beauty
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...Aristotelian Analysis of Human Beauty The soul is intangible and cannot be seen by the naked eyes. It is the fountain of creativity as people tap into their inner consciousness to create ideas that turn into reality in the form of material entities. The soul cannot be stolen by anyone as it is the subjective and the very essence of each human being that controls the physical body. It resides with the subconscious mind, and takes control of the habits, values and the personal identity. Morality resides with the soul as it pertains also to the spirit. It is pure by nature and can be corrupted by repetitive negative actions that later on may turn into habits... ? Whole (Instuctor’s The Soul and the...
Neo Aristotelian Analysis of Sex and the City
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...Aristotelian Analysis of Sex and the Sex and the is a hit American television series broadcast on the HBO channel from 1998 to 2004. It is a situational comedy/drama that uses the irony in the lives of its lead characters to create humor. Sex and the City is the story of four single friends in their thirties, their love life and the various problems they face. These four main characters are Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall, Charlott York played by Kristin Davis and Miranda Hobbes played by Cynthia Nixon. The series is based on the book and columns by the same name written by Candace Bushnell. According to Bushnell, the main characters... ?Neo...
Why is a greek tragedy?
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...Tragedy Greek tragedy developed as a result of choral performances, which were carried out to celebrate mystic ecstasy and praise the god of wine, known as Dionysus. Greek tragedy was a classical dramatic structure built around conflicts which gave rise to the ultimate climax of most plays. Hence, this was a form of drama that was based on human suffering and mythology for the Greeks. The ancients made a comparison of the drama in the plot as part to the tying and the untying of a knot. Hence, the technical structure of plays was determined by the necessities that rose when dramatic conflicts were threatened (Simon, Clinton and Sullivan 173). Aeschylus was the second actor to perform... the...
Tragedy in "Oedipus" the King
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...Tragedy in “Oedipus The King” Tragedy in “Oedipus The King” In “Oedipus The King,” an old priest and a group of citizens ask help from their King Oedipus to save them from the plague that is afflicting Thebes. Oedipus sends for Creon and the oracle to understand the cause of the curse. The oracle reveals that the plague will only end when the murderer of the erstwhile king Laius is killed or banished for his misdeed. Oedipus also calls upon Tiresias who reluctantly divulges that it is Oedipus who killed Laius. Oedipus is angered because he has won against the Sphinx and has his pride. He begins thinking that Creon is plotting to overthrow him. Oedipus does...
Kwame nkrumah vision and tragedy
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...Tragedy by David Rooney of The paper is an analysis of the book Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy by David Rooney. According to Academia Press (2014), this book is the greatest work of historical biographies that are devoted to the leader of Ghana during its independence movement, and perhaps the most influential black African leader of the 50s and 70s in terms of worldwide impact and effectiveness. This paper will analyze and evaluate the book using scholarly references to elaborate further on the analysis. Key words; Kwame Nkrumah, politics, independence Review of Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy by David Rooney Kwame Nkrumah: vision and tragedy is a book... Review of Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and...
The Tragedy of the Commons
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...Tragedy of the Commons Garret Hardin’s 1968 opus, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” is an often-cited work. A quick look in the internet literature on the subject suggests that a great deal of theorizing and literature emerged from Hardin’s write-up. Science, the journal that published the work of Hardin, described Hardin as a biologist but Hardin’s work also appears popular among anthropologists, economists, sociologists, environmentalists, and development professionals. In his analysis, Hardin developed an argument based on a hypothetical situation. He said, “picture a pasture open to all” and argued that when a pasture is open to all, each herdsman will keep as many cattle possible... ?Beyond the Tragedy...
Using Humor to Survive Tragedy
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...Tragedy "Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers." - Bill Cosby. In Webster’s dictionary, earnest is being serious in intention, effort, or purpose. It means being sincerely zealous. Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, was first performed in 1895, in London. The protagonists in the farcical comedy lead double lives supported by fiction in order to escape the troubles brought about by their social obligations. The title of the play alludes a thesis on the worth of earnestness in everyday life. Conversely, Oscar Wilde presents a play that is ironic, and we are left with an opposite lesson... Using Humor to Survive...
The Tragedy that Shook America
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...Tragedy that Shook America The terrorist attack that occurred in September 11, 2001 is deemed as the most destructive act of terrorism ever launched against the United States (Hirsh, Kett & Trefil). This paper provides an overview of what took place on this fateful day. In particular, it focuses on the crashing of American Airline Flight 77 into the Pentagon, the bastion of US military power. 9/11 - An Overview The 9/11 attacks were a series of carefully planned assault against the US. The term 9/11 derived from the date when the attacks occurred, September 11, and gained further significance as "911" also refers to the telephone number dialed in case of emergency. The terrorist attack... The...
Titus Andronicus a political tragedy
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...tragedy as a means of mirroring the political turmoil and corruption of the Roman Empire. The play focuses around the family of Titus Andronicus, a famed Roman military leader. Drama ensues as the struggle for the throne ends in corruption and betrayal. The dramatic qualities of the play begin to show themselves as Titus seeks to avenge the brutal rape of his daughter and his fight to bring honor back to the Roman Empire. While Shakespeare's emphasis on the downfall of Rome is evident throughout the play, the audience cannot help but witness... of an Empire and Death of a Family In his play, Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare paints the backdrop to the downfall of Rome. He uses one family's tragedy as a...
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