"Oedipus", "Hamlet" and "Death of a Salesman"
This paper explores the tragic elements of three plays from three different eons: "Oedipus", "Hamlet" and "Death of a Salesman" by Sophocles, Shakespeare and Arthur Miller respectively.
# 21959 | 1,575 words | 6 sources | 1995 |
Published on Mar 12, 2003 in Drama and Theater (American) , Drama and Theater (English) , Drama and Theater (Greek and Roman)
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From the Paper:"The tragic hero derives from the Greek drama, as elucidated by the criticism of Aristotle in particular. Tragedy in this conception is struggling against something over which we really have no control, and the tragedy develops from a recognition of the futility of the struggle, leading to the resignation of the tragic hero to his or her fate and indeed even to the embracing of that fate. The hero often knows his fate but still does not see it coming, as it were. He or she then takes responsibility for that failure--this is the lesson learned and imparted to the audience and only reinforces the power of the gods and the need for the human spirit to obey. Underlying the actions of the tragic hero is a fatal flaw in his character, and it is because of this flaw that he or she is not able to escape fate. The flaw is usually a form of pride, but it need not be that particular ... "
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