Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first
extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. At least this has been the
traditional view for cen...
He says that poetic mimesis is imitation of things as they could be, not as they ...
in them sensations of pity and fear, and to purge them of these emotions so that
they ... According to Aristotle, tragedy has six main elements: plot, character,
diction, ... in the protagonist as the key factor for understanding the tragedy can
The six main elements of tragedy according to Aristotle are plot, character,
thought, diction, melody and spectacle. Aristotle believed that thought, diction,
melody and spectacle were the least... ... A: The key elements of literature are plot
, setting, character, point-of-view, ... These elements are most typical of fiction, but
Apr 3, 2015 ... Aristotle on Tragedy. In the Poetics, Aristotle's famous study of Greek dramatic art,
... According to Aristotle, tragedy has six main elements: plot, character, diction, ...
of tragedy are often beyond the hero's control or not closely related to ... the
protagonist as the key factor for understanding the traged...
This chapter opens with Aristotle's famous definition of tragedy: ... not of narrative;
through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these ... Following his
definition, Aristotle begins to introduce the six constitutive components of a
ARISTOTLE & THE ELEMENTS OF TRAGEDY: English 250. TERMS: actor ... The
hero need not die at the end, but he/she must undergo a change in fortune. In
addition, the tragic ... Of these, PLOT is the most important. The best tragic plot is
Aristotle defines tragedy according to seven characteristics: (1) it is mimetic, (2) it
is ... it arouses feelings of pity and fear and then purges these feelings through
catharsis. ... A well-formed plot must have a beginning, which is not a necessary
... The plot should be unified, meaning that every element of the plot should tie in ...
1.3 Plato's Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle's Defence 1.3.1 Aristotle's Reply ... 1.4
.2 Six Formative Elements of Tragedy 1.4.3 Plot and ... 1.8 Glossary of Key Terms
1.9 Reading List ... on the stage. These are the six constituent parts of tragedy.
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A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that ... An
Aristotelian tragic hero must possess specific characteristics, five of which are
below: 1) Flaw ... was perfect we would be outraged with their fate or not care
According to Aristotle (who speculates on the matter in his Poetics), ancient
comedy ... Accurate or not, the linking of the origins of comedy to some sort of
phallic .... we can derive the following general definition: Tragedy depicts the
downfall of ...