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Death to a Salesman In the first BC dramatist known as Aristotle started to write a series of plays called the tragedies They were as follows the play revolved around a great man such as a king or war hero who had a tragic flaw This flaw would eventually become his downfall and he would fall from his glory In the case of obvious it was his hubris and Oedipus his pride and curiosity Through out the play the hero has many opportunities to overcome his mistakes On the other side the reason that his nature he sarcomas to it and deals with a sever punishment Even though these types of plays are still written today most authors have varied their loom of writing a tragedy An example is Author Miller He attempts to illustrate the misfortune in the common man he shows this in Death to a Salesman According to Arthur Miller the tragic feeling is evoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who ready to put his life aside if necessary to secure one thing - his sense of personal dignity Tragedy and the Common Man p1 He is saying in this quotation is that even that the common man can even be tragic because occasionally the one thing that she prizes the most his sense of self-dignity can be so jaded that he will sacrifice his own life to secure this dignity In Death to a Salesman Arthur Miller successfully shows that you do not have to be someone important or king to show that The classical model of a tragedy is that of someone of a high position contains superior qualities such as leadership for instance a king However the hero always has a flaw which may be an excess of one of these qualities such as hubris This hero while trying to accomplish a goal such as a quest will eventually
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