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William Shakespeare has been widely recognized as one of the most imminent playwrights in the world In fact a vast majority of Shakespeares plays seem to have significantly influenced literature thereafter Many of his writings ranged from a variety of genres such as comedies histories and the more common tragedies Shakespeares central focus seemed to have been on Elizabethan Tragedies through which one of his most famous and bloodiest plays was developed It was believed that Shakespeare wrote this play in 1606 and titled it Macbeth However even though Macbeth had been classified as one of Shakespeares greatest and darkest tragic plays scholars and literary analysts continued to debate on whether or not this play was in fact a true Elizabethan tragedy Considering Aristotles definition of tragedy however demonstrates the plays true tragic nature by fulfilling the main features of Aristotelian archetype including the presence of a tragic hero a tragic flaw the tragic downfall of this hero and finally ending the play through emotional release According to Aristotles definition a tragedy is the imitation in dramatic form of an action that is serious and complete with incidents arousing pity and fear wherewith it affects a catharsis of such emotionsReuben In this quote Aristotle explains that a tragedy is not a narrative of any sort but rather a drama in which an action is dramatized to a higher level of what may happen while at the same time arousing feelings of pity and fear within its audience and yet producing a sense of emotional release in the end Accordingly some of the main features of Aristotles definition of tragedy include the fall of a hero from a great height a tragic flaw the heros downfall as a result of hisher own free choice the heros misfortune as though not wholly deserved the tragic fall does not indicate complete loss and finally a true tragedy will leave the audience in a catharsis not in solemn emotions
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