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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragic_hero

A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy in drama. In his Poetics, Aristotle records the ... Many of the most famous instances of tragic heroes appear in Greek ... According to Aristotle a tragic hero is thought to be a man whose misfortune ... The influence of the Aristotelian hero extends past classical Greek literary criticism.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy

Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis ... In the modern era, tragedy has also been defined against drama, melodrama, the ... "ode"). Scholars suspect this may be traced to a time when a goat was either the prize in a .... 1635?), also wrote famous plays of the genre:.

www.answers.com/Q/Whose_theories_regarding_tragedy_as_a_genre_have_been_the_most_influential

Whose theories regarding tragedy as a genre have been the most influential? Whose ... Which President has been the most influential in the US and why?

people.ds.cam.ac.uk/blf10/Links/trag-theory.html

Among the most influential theorists are Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, ... He characterised it as over-emotional and morally harmful, which is why ... His notion of hamartia (tragic flaw - 1453a) has been interpreted by later ... Castelvetro's commentary is notorious for his invention of the three dramatic unities, of action, time and place ...

condor.depaul.edu/dsimpson/tlove/comic-tragic.html

(If this theory is true, by the way, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase " stand-up ... nobility"--through various tests of character over the course of a story or play. ... At the same time, farcical plots are often full of wild coincidences and ... Once again, the most influential theorist of the genre is Aristotle, whose Poetics has ...

plato.stanford.edu/entries/humor

Nov 20, 2012 ... Three traditional theories of laughter and humor are examined, along with the ... Plato, the most influential critic of laughter, treated it as an emotion that .... Simply put, our laughter expresses feelings of superiority over other people or .... is the energy of emotions that have been found to be inappropriate.

oedb.org/ilibrarian/50_books_that_changed_the_world

Our top 50 books list covers the most influential and best books ever written. ... centuries, books have been one of the central forms of entertainment for humankind. ... worlds, losing themselves in the words and pages of books from various genres. .... at the time it was published, and Flaubert was taken to trial over the novel.

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2008/2008-05-27.html

Apr 3, 2009 ... It does select influential theorists, movements, and critics for focused ... and the development of various genres such as epic, tragedy, comedy, ... of the term has undergone serious challenge over time and remains controversial today. .... have been uncovered in the most influential modern literary theories ...

visual-memory.co.uk/daniel/Documents/intgenre/intgenre1.html

Mar 7, 2014 ... Robert Allen notes that 'for most of its 2,000 years, genre study has been primarily ... Since classical times literary works have been classified as belonging to ... are further divisions, such as tragedy and comedy within the category of drama. ... We might therefore ask ourselves 'Whose genre is it anyway?'