Elements that Make a Dramatic Character Tragic
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Discusses concept of tragic hero as depicted in two dramas. Sophocles' OEDIPUS REX & Arthur Millier's DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Also refers to Aristotle's definition of tragedy in his POETICS. Basic elements of tragedy. Consideration of Oedipus as best example of a tragic figure. How Willy Loman's ideals make him a tragic hero.
From the Paper:"The terms “tragedy” and “tragic” get used often in the media recently, especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. These have become terms synonymous with “bad things” that have happened to “good people”. Yet, there is still the question of what these words really mean, chiefly in regards to the world of drama and literature. Once defined, how do these words effect the notion of what consists of tragic elements in the story and what makes a character tragic.
Stagg (1994) has defined a tragedy as having two basic elements: 1) a hero with enough stature to make his or her suffering significant, and 2) a course of action by the hero that produces enlightenment to his or her situation. Aristotle, who was one of the first great philosophers to be recorded discussing..."
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