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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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