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Tragedy Essay Examples

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A Discussion on a Modern Tragedy
Is there such thing as a modern tragedy? What is a tragedy? According to Websters Dictionary, tragedy is defined as a drama portraying the conflict between the individual human will and fate or necessity. Aristotle said a play has to have four elements to qualify as a tragedy: 1) noble or impressive characters; 2) the...
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An Analysis of the Positive Aspects of the Use of Tragedy in Literature and Movies
Tragedy Is Healthy
Tragedy is one of many very popular types of literature for many years. There were numerous discussions, about whether tragedy is good or bad. Philosophers feel that using the emotional instead of intellect approach is bad. The popular culture also has negative feelings toward tragedy, because optimistic...
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A Description of the Elements that Can Be Found in a Shakespearian Tragedy
Shakespeare wrote many tragedies, which included The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He chose to take an important event in Roman history, the death of Julius Caesar to write a play for the Globe Theater in 1599. The people who lived during the Renaissance were very interested in the play and the story of Julius Caesar’s death...
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The Advantages of Tragedy as a Literature and Movie Genre
Tragedy is one of many very popular types of literature for many years. There were numerous discussions, about whether tragedy is good or bad. Philosophers feel that using the emotional instead of intellect approach is bad. The popular culture also has negative feelings toward tragedy, because optimistic thoughts are more a...
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Aristotle's Ideas on Characters in a Tragedy Play
The thesis in this research paper will be applying Aristotle's points and ideas on characters on a tragedy play, and explaining what should be avoided according to Aristotle. The tragedy play that is going to be the focus of this research is The Crucible by Arthur Miller, which is in some way considered to be a modern trage...
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The Role of the Chorus in Greek Tragedy
In many Greek tragedies, the Chorus serves an important role. It is used for many things, such as clarifying the feelings of the characters and to establish and point out the significance of facts in the story. In Oedipus the King, the Chorus serves these functions, as well as to give the reader insight into the beliefs of...
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An Analysis of Shakespeare's Conception of Tragedy
In all his tragedies Shakespeare represents the tragic aspect of life, the tragic fact. They have up to a certain point a common form or structure, however the question here is: what is Shakespeare's conception of tragedy? Shakespearean tragedy is the story of one person - the hero (or in love tragedies hero and the hero...
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A paper on Tragedy in Oedipus
Tragedy is a word most often used out of context. Few are probably able to completely comprehend the full capacity of the word, and therefore throw it around like it is a common occurrence. Horrible things happen in life, millions are murdered, lose loved ones, lose homes, yet all of these things combined can scarcely begin...
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The Factors That Lead to the School Shooting Tragedies
Everyone has been informed of all the recent school shootings. Did you ever pause to ask yourself why these things are occurring? Why do students feel as if they must kill their fellow classmates? To answer this question we must answer a few other questions. Where are the guns coming from? What are the warning signs? And al...
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A Comparison of the Movie RAN and the Play The Tragedy of King Lear
The film RAN and the play The Tragedy of King Lear can be related to each other in many ways. Kurosawa was able to produce a film that was a valid, effective and relevant portrayal of Shakespeare's play. The first way is in how they relate to each other on a plot based theme. The second way is how they can both be analyzed...
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Definition of Tragedy Based on Works of Various Theorists
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.C. with works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. There were vario...
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An Introduction to the History of the Columbine Tragedy
The Columbine tragedy has struck another victim last week. If all thoughts were that the tragedy was behind us, no one has considered the effects of the massacre. A student that was injured in the massacre was making progress on recovering, when backlash from the tragedy struck. Her Mother committed suicide in respect to wh...
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An Overview of a Tragedy
The Nature of Tragedy:
In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. His definition: 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 being found in separate parts of...
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Aristotle's Emphasis on the Importance of Reversal (Peripetia) and Recognition (Anagnorisis)
For Aristotle, all literature is an art of imitation. Just as an artist imitates life to produce his or her literature, the audience is inspired to imitate, in some fashion, what it reads, hear, or sees on the stage. One of the basic types of literature that Aristotle discusses is the tragedy, which he considered a very imp...
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The Nature of Tragedy According to Aristotle
Aristotle on Tragedy The Nature of Tragedy: In the century after Sophocles, the philosopher Aristotle analyzed tragedy. His definition: 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, t...
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The Downfall of Othello, a Shakespearean Tragedy
A Shakespearean tragedy is one that encompasses many different elements. Shakespeare presents all of these elements spectacularly in Othello. For a tragedy to occur there are five conditions. The protagonist, Othello in this case, must experience a death or a total loss of ranking in society. The audience must also be captu...
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An Analysis of the Tragic Elements of Macbeth, a Play by William Shakespeare, According to Aristotle's Definition of Tragedy
William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This "tragedy", as it
is considered by societal critics of yesterday's literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and
gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofd...
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A Description of the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Light shapes our lives. Without it, we would be in a sea of empty darkness. White and black are complements of each other, expressing different extremes of color. Instead of using color and light to visually see, William Shakespeare uses color and light to show love between the “star-crossed...
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A Look at Aristotle's Tragedy
Aristotle`s Tragedy     Defining a Tragedy Greek philosopher Aristotle proposes components of an ideal
tragedy in his work, Tragedy and the Emotions of Pity and Fear. According to
Aristotle, there are six components of a great tragedy: plot, character,
thought, verbal expression, song, and visual adornment. He dissects the...
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Aristotle's Philosophy on the Effects of Tragedy on People
Aristotle's Philosophy regarding why People enjoy viewing Tragedies. The word Tragedy can be applied to a genre of literature. It can mean any serious and dignified drama that describes a conflict between the hero (protagonist) and a superior force (destiny, chance, society, god) and reaches a sorrowful conclusion that aro...
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Literary Analysis of the Novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Consider the Aristotelian tragedy. It has yet to go the way of Eddie Bauer. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe devised a tragic African hero in Okonkwo, consistent with the classic stipulations of the figure. Thus, the novel--to its greatest practicable extent inherently existed as a tragedy on all levels to accommodate Ok...
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When Bad Things Happen to Good People in Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Autumn xxxx Mrs. xxxxxx English 102 April 6, 2000 When Bad Things Happen to Good People The true Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles (496-406 B.C.), adheres to Aristotles (384-322 B.C.) definition of a tragedy. The first criterion of a Greek tragedy is that the pr...
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An Analysis of the Concept of Tragedy in Oedipus the King, Athenian Tragedy Play by Sophocles
Tragedy in Oedipus Rex The Greek drama Oedipus Rex is clearly a tragedy. It definitely meets the five main criteria for a tragedy: a tragic hero of noble birth, a tragic flaw, a fall from grace, a moment of remorse, and catharsis. Oedipus Rex clearly meets the first of these five criteria. Oedipus is the son of Lai...
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An In-depth Look at the Tragedy Ship, The Titanic
Titanic The titanic, a wonderful, beautiful, big unsinkable way to America. A story of triumph and tradgedy. On April 10, 1912 the miraculous boat was ready to sail. it was owned by the White Star Line and was built at Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding company. The Titanic was 882 ft. long and weighed 45,000 tons. It co...
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The Reasons Why Tragedy is Tragic
What makes a tragedy tragic? Though the dictionary makes the word tragic seem like an accident or a bad happening, I think what makes a tragedy tragic is more than events, which occur through out a piece of writing. It is more of a feeling than a physical action or specific event. I think that there are many different feel...
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