Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "tragedy"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Tragedy of Macbeth - In Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, Macbeth, the protagonist Macbeth suffers from the tribulations of being an overbearing tyrant. Macbeth is afflicted by his hubristic personality, and not only victimizes himself but also radiates the agony to those around him. The suffering of Macbeth’s own people is a direct consequence of his tragic flaw of ambition, which leads to multiple misfortunate events; Macbeth’s tragic flaw, and the events that occur because of his destructive personality trait create the tragic vision of the work as a whole....   [tags: Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy] 536 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Definitions of a Tragedy: Shakespeare's and Aristotle's - In writing a tragedy, there are certain standards and guidelines to which an author or playwright must follow. One such standard is the Aristotelian definition of tragedy and the tragic hero. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a perfect mold of an Aristotelian Tragedy. It displays all eight aspects of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. It is set mainly in Scotland, but briefly in England during the eleventh century. It illuminates the ideal plot, in which the action of the story, or Macbeth’s murder of Duncan along with his meticulous planning of other murders, takes place over the course of several days in Scotland, particularly at Macbeth’s castle in Dunsinane....   [tags: Tragedy, shakespeare, aristotelian, Aristotle,] 1184 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Tragedy in Antigone by Sophocles and Blackfish - Karl Marx, the German philosopher, once said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” For me, this quote clearly describes the overarching relationship between Blackfish and Antigone. This analogy starts with Antigone, written about an oppressed woman against the fists of tyranny. That early in history woman’s rights was often taboo at places, and democracy was only recently established. Yet, Antigone went against the norm by focusing on a heroine that challenged male authority and nobility, thus making it revolutionary....   [tags: Seaworld, tragedy, impact]
:: 2 Works Cited
761 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Spanish Tragedy and Macbeth - All great tragedies involve to varying degrees the psychological downfall of the protagonist. To explicate this point it is a simple matter to draw upon two tragedies that have remained famous through the ages. They are ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ by Thomas Kyd and the filmic adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ by Roman Pollanski. They demonstrate the point through literary techniques like foreshadowing, soliloquies etc. and through in the case of Macbeth through the additional visual techniques that enhance the realism of the psychological emancipation demonstrate that although all great tragedies are in part tragedies of the mind and that the tragedy of the mind is vital for another trag...   [tags: Tragedy, Human Mind, Shakespeare] 1152 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Aristotle’s Elements of Tragedy - Aristotle is one of the most important western philosophers in history that has influenced our society in many aspects. Many of Aristotle’s teachings have affected our world for many years and still continue to have such a big impact. Some of the subjects Aristotle has influenced include: logic, physics, government and poetry. Aristotle’s study of poetry mainly focused on the elements to a good tragedy. Some of his elements have been used in Greek tragedies and modern movies. The Greek play, Medea, and the modern movie, No Country for Old Men, use elements from Aristotle philosophy, while using similar and different techniques but both achieving an effective tragedy....   [tags: Creek, Poetics, Tragedy]
:: 2 Works Cited
1479 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Successful Romantic Tragedy - A Successful Romantic Tragedy Romantic tragedy can be a very successful genre to work with for film directors although, in some cases, the making of the film goes haywire somewhere along the line and ends up being a rather catastrophic rendition of a romantic tragedy. When I pursued a study of this genre, I found that there are several factors which can make or break a film, depending on how well these factors are used and to what extent they are thought through and developed. These areas, I discovered, are generally cinematography, special effects and the soundtrack, the plot and narrative drive, the characters and acting, the cultural discourse/s used....   [tags: Cinematography Romantic Tragedy] 1896 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Othelo, A Dramatic Tragedy by William Shakespeare - Most people will consider and agree that Othello is a dramatic tragedy. Shakespeare cleverly wove many different layers into his playwright and thus it has stood the time as a literary masterpiece. There are many different definitions of tragedy and Othello would fit into most of their definition. Aristotelian tragedy consists of many parts to meet the definition described by Aristotle. Using these requirements through definition, Othello still would qualify as a tragedy as discussed through thought, diction, tragic hero, and emotional action....   [tags: aristotelan tragedy, pity, fear]
:: 6 Works Cited
1055 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Julis Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Due to a lack of intelligence, they immediately dismiss the harsh crime Brutus committed, and instead praise him. Although it may seem like the people are influencing Brutus’ to provide reasons for his actions, it is just a tactic being used to persuade his audience, much like Antony and Brutus are competing for office. It is important for the politicians to manipulate the plebeians because, although lower class, they still have the power to riot against the officials. Thus, if the citizens disagree with a certain politician, they can overthrow him to show their distaste; whereas, if they like the politician, they will promote and spread his positive reputation....   [tags: tragedy, brutus, cassius] 664 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Integrity of Humanity Explored in The Tragedy of King Lear - In our world, there are people like the woman who yells at her children and disciplines them with physical punishment, but also the boy who talks to the student that always sits alone at the lunch table and is socially different than others. Some people may lead a life based upon universally established morals, while others tend to let out a side of their being that is more beastly than human. Humans have the ability to make choices based on reason, while the animals of the earth have only the capacity to choose the best option for their own survival....   [tags: The Tragedy of King Lear]
:: 1 Works Cited
1131 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Shakespeare: A Master of Tragedy, As Seen in Julius Caesar - Some of the world’s greatest and most recognized writers were and are masters of the tragedy. Though everybody enjoys a nice tragedy in a book or play once and again. One overwhelming in deaths and disasters would defiantly be a turnoff to many. However, a classic trait for many Shakespearian pieces would be rather high in these. One perfect example being his infamous play Julius Caesar. Jealousy, power and war, all of which being huge bullets in the plot of the play. What to say it’s main scheme of it would have to be the conspiracy to murder the Caesar, and the conspirators that helped complete this bloody task....   [tags: tragedy, shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ] 1416 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Analysis of the Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart - ... What I wasn't smart enough to have my own opinions. I dont understand why he would say I can't hear either. So what they have too many secrets that I can't hear?” but the more Natalie thought on it the more she thought there HAD to be an explanation for cutting her off and changing her name, calling her Ms.Rose. She didn't understand any of it. When Jonathan had finally explained to her that there is a lot of people that he does not trust there. He does not want to risk losing her because of something she said that can just slip out as an honest mistake....   [tags: answers, demons, cause, tragedy] 805 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Ophelia in Hamlet - The Tragedy of Ophelia in Hamlet   Sweet and innocent, faithful and obedient, Ophelia is the truly tragic figure in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. "Her nature invites us to pity her misfortune caused not by any of her own self-initiated deeds or strategies"(Lidz 138). Laertes tells us convincingly how young and vulnerable Ophelia is, (act I. iii.10) likening her budding womanhood's destruction from Hamlet to a process as "the canker galls the infants of the spring,/ Too oft before their buttons be disclosed, /And in the morn and liquid dew of youth / Contagious blastments are most imminent"....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet]
:: 3 Works Cited
946 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tragedy In Genesis - Tragedy In Genesis People tend to view tragedy in cataclysmic and catastrophic terms. Every night on the news we hear murders, assassinations and bombings referred to as Atragedies.@ Tragedy need not be an event which affects the community at large. Rather, any event which teaches an important lesson to a specific person or a group of people can be viewed as a type of tragedy. While the Greek tragedies focused upon the catastrophic nature of tragedy, The Biblical Book of Genesis provides the reader with another tragic paradigm....   [tags: Genesis Tragedies Tragedy Essays] 4978 words
(14.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of George Wilson in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The idea of tragedy has been around ever since the Greeks. It has always been a major part of literature, from Shakespeare’s plays to modern works. Thousands of authors have written amazing tragedies including the famous American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby contains many tragic heroes, but the novel is truly the tragedy of George Wilson. The story of George Wilson is truly a tragic because he is a good person, he loses everything and his only part in his downfall is his trust....   [tags: tragedy, heros, downfall, trust]
:: 1 Works Cited
824 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy - Doubling in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy        The World's Classics version of Kyd's the Spanish Tragedy has more than fifty-three roles*. This number can go much higher depending on the exact number of plural parts the director decided to allot. In other words, the script may read simply "nobles," or "attendants" and the reader can not be completely sure of the number of people referred to. If the performing company was limited in players, there may be only two "knights" but if the director had a large cast he may send in six....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1845 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Tragedy of William Shakespeare's Hamlet It seems that in this merciless mourning, I have opened a tomb. And though my sight be of seeing, it is not as it once was. For what I see is not with thine own eyes. It is as death appears to those awake. A coldness, an emptiness, that I cannot forsake. Hope Saphos DeVenuto A melody in literature is a language that Shakespeare uses freely in Hamlet with infinite variety. The imagery relates to us to create to the senses a realization of what is occurring as well as to kindle our responses....   [tags: Tragedy William Shakespeare's Hamlet] 574 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Aristotle's Idea of Tragedy and the Play "Fires in the Mirror" - Aristotle was a phenomenal Greek philosopher. His words and thoughts inspired millions, and continue inspiring today. He taught lessons to those who would listen, he preached his scientific findings, but above all, Aristotle enjoyed the theatre. In fact, Aristotle had his own views about different genres. Today we will look at tragedy. In Aristotle’s mind, a tragedy was the process of imitating an action which had serious implications, was complete, and possessed magnitude. He even composed six elements that a tragedy must contain....   [tags: Anna Devere Smith, Aristotle, Tragedy, Fires in th] 1245 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope - Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy - The Humanist Chronotope In "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin defines the chronotope as "the intrinsic connectedness of temporal and spatial relationships that are artistically expressed in literature" (84). That is what the chronotope is; Bakhtin continues with what the chrontope does: "It can even be said that it is precisely the chronotope that defines genre and generic distinctions" (85). In The Spanish Tragedy, Kyd layers three chronotopic zones to create a new chronotope, the "humanist chronotope," which in turn creates a unique dramatic genre, one we might call "humanist drama." According to Bakhtin, two seminal chronotop...   [tags: Spanish Tragedy]
:: 4 Works Cited
2276 words
(6.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
American Tragedy: Self-Destruction in a Self-Indulgent Society - American Tragedy: Self-Destruction in a Self-Indulgent Society         "The boy moved restlessly from one foot to the other, keeping his eyes down . . . . [and he] appeared indeed to resent and even to suffer from the position in which he found himself" (p.9). Clyde Griffiths always wanted to be somebody---anyone but who he was. Growing up in a poor home of evangelizing, exhorting missionaries, he was not drawn to God but pushed away from Him and his family. Clyde was looking for a way to escape from his haunting reality to both a place and position in life that were more attractive....   [tags: American Tragedy]
:: 1 Works Cited
1642 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Role of Madness in The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet - The role that madness plays in The Spanish Tragedy and in Hamlet, indeed in all revenge tragedies, is a vital one; it provides an opportunity for the malcontent to be converted by the environment into the avenger. In almost all revenge tragedies, the malcontent takes the form of a renaissance man or woman who is confronted with a problem - the deed to be avenged. This crime, and the criminals that perpetrated it, effect that surroundings to such an extent that it is impossible to remain unchanged by them....   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1991 words
(5.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes - Renaissance Tragedy and Investigator Heroes The role of the investigator in Renaissance tragedy, with special reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet and Thomas Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy I therefore will by circumstances try, What I can gather to confirm this writ Hieronimo The play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King Hamlet The roots of the blossoming tree of crime fiction can be traced back to the ancient soil of The Bible, and beyond, in literature which contains mysteries to be solved, and figures who act as detectives....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Kyd Spanish Tragedy Papers] 2492 words
(7.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
To What Extent are ‘Othello’ and 'Oedipus Rex' Perfect Examples of Tragedy - ‘Othello’ was written between 1601 and 1603. It was first performed in the Elizabethan courts during the Christmas season. The idea of a ‘perfect’ tragedy is the idea that the tragedy is faultless; it does what is expected; so makes the audience feel empathy and sympathy for the characters who suffer. There are two different types of tragedy: classical tragedy and Shakespearean tragedy. The tragic hero in this play is the main character, Othello. Othello's misfortune comes about because of his jealousy, trust, and his pride....   [tags: Othello, Tragedy, shakespeare, theatre, Oedipus Re] 1157 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
How Arthur Miller Hints at Tragedy in ‘A View from the Bridge’ - In this essay I will describe the way in which Miller hints at the tragedy in the beginning of the play ‘A View from the Bridge’. Miller gives us lots of clues in the opening section to try and get the audience thinking. He wants us to think about how the main character dies not what happened in the end because everyone knows that in a tragedy the main character dies. Miller uses a range of devices e.g. uses of plot devices, the structure foreshadowing o put an impact on the audience understanding of the play....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Tragedy, View from the Bridge, ] 1357 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Role and Structure of Greek Tragedy in Philip Roth’s Eli the Fanatic - The Role and Structure of Greek Tragedy in Philip Roth’s Eli the Fanatic When one’s in pain—physical, mental, or emotional—one always believes it is worse than everyone else’s. Yet when an acquaintance bemoans a bad day, one still manages to wave it off: it could not be worse than one’s own pain. Even if it is a past pain and there are only scars, those scars are tenderer than the friend’s current sores. Individuals forget that anguish can be shared and another’s intervention can diminish it....   [tags: Greek tragedy]
:: 2 Works Cited
1665 words
(4.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Tragedy and the Common Man - Miller Redefines the Tragic Hero - Tragedy and the Common Man - Arthur Miller redefines the Tragic Hero Arthur Miller states in his essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," " . . . we are often held to be below tragedy--or tragedy below us . . . (tragedy is) fit only for the highly placed . . . and where this admission is not made in so many words it is most often implied." However, Miller believes " . . . the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were" (1021). It is this belief that causes Miller to use a common man, Willie Loman, as the subject of his tragedy, Death of a Salesman....   [tags: Tragedy and the Common Man Essays] 465 words
(1.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Role of Fate in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - The Role of Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo and Juliet', the first romantic tragedy was based on a poem translated from the French 'Novella' (1595). Romeo Montague, who is in love with Rosaline, goes to a party in an attempt to take his mind off her. At this party he meets Juliet Capulet and immediately falls in love with her. Later he finds out that she is a Capulet, the rival family of the Montagues. He decides that he loves her in spite of this, and so does Juliet....   [tags: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet] 2368 words
(6.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy in "Death of a Salesman" - Modern domestic tragedies began between the late 19th century and feature ordinary people to be the heroes/anti-heroes unlike Greek tragedies in which the protagonist was of high status or noble birth. “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller is a classic example of this and features the anti-hero Willy showing the audience how his perfect family lifestyle has falling apart contributing to the disorder of his world which increases as his mind slowly deteriorates. Through the play Willy is striving to live the American Dream; to have a better, richer and happier life....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Aurthur Miller, tragedy, ] 916 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic - Analysis of An American Tragedy and What Makes it a Classic An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic. While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of "The American Dream" and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time period. Before Theodore Dreiser was born, his father, a devout German immigrant, lost everything when his large wool mill burned down (kirjasto.sci.fi 1)....   [tags: An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser Essays]
:: 14 Works Cited
3715 words
(10.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd - Justice and Revenge in The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd Throughout 'The Spanish Tragedy', by Thomas Kyd, there is a constant theme of justice and revenge. Justice is the supreme law of the land; without justice, a country would fall into disrepute and those who are readily concerned with the status of society would have no grounds to stand upon. Therefore, those in power venerate justice. Revenge, however, upsets the delicate balance that holds Spanish society together. Hieronimo does his best to maintain a civil attitude towards incrimination and justice, but his plans for revenge lay waste to the very law he professes to adore....   [tags: Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1904 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of the Salmon - The Tragedy of the Salmon The United States Pacific Northwest has historically been a significant player in the global fishing industry. However, over the last half-century, the fish population in the area has been declining at an alarming rate. Popular species of fish such as cod and salmon have been particularly susceptible to these decreases. What once was a region flourishing with abundant fish populations, is now in danger of being exploited to the point of extinction of certain species. The majority of these population drops is attributed to increased industrialization and overfishing in the region....   [tags: global fishing industry, environmental issues]
:: 6 Works Cited
1768 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Survey of Tragedy - A Survey of Tragedy A modern tragedy of today and a tragedy of ancient Greece are two very different concepts, but ironically, both are linked by many similarities. In “Poetics”, Aristotle defines and outlines tragedy for theatre in a way that displays his genius, but raises questions and creates controversy. Aristotle’s famous definition of tragedy states: “A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also as having magnitude, complete in itself in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form: with incidents arousing pity and fear; wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotion...   [tags: Oedipus The King, Death of a Salesman]
:: 4 Works Cited
995 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tragedy of the Commons - Garrett Hardin’s article “The Tragedy of the Commons” illustrates the continuing problem of the commons. The article clearly illustrates the effects of the exponentially increasing population such as pollution and food. Possible solutions to the problems are stated in the article, but any and all solution will be difficult to accomplish and may not be effective because of man’s sense of freedom and selfishness. The commons is an area of land that belongs to the public as opposed to being owned by individuals, which is private property....   [tags: Conservationism]
:: 3 Works Cited
882 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Othello - William Shakespeare masterfully crafted Othello, the Moor of Venice as an Aristotelian tragedy play. The main protagonist of the play, Othello, is the perfect example of a tragic hero. Shakespeare was influenced by Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero and used Aristotle’s principles to create Othello. William Shakespeare attempted to create an Aristotelian tragedy play with a tragic hero and succeeded in Othello, the Moor of Venice by weaving in pity and fear into each line and action. The power of pity and fear creates the upmost tragic situation and follows in accordance of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy....   [tags: Othello Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
1286 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Antigone - It is plain to see what about the character of Antigone it is that makes this a tragedy. Tragedy is defined as a dramatic composition dealing with a serious or somber theme, and this story fits all these criteria. First of all, it involves a tragic course of events that involved both of her brothers dying and then being completely disrespected even in death. She felt she had to rectify this mistake, even though it was against the law, and the opposition was too great. Because of her attempt to rectify the injustice, even more tragic things happened to her and her family....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1213 words
(3.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Macbeth - "The Tragedy of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in 1604, portrays women in a variety of strengths. In Elizabethan society, women were considered the ‘weaker sex’ but in many of his plays Shakespeare appears to question this patriarchal society. Shakespeare wrote ‘ Macbeth’ intending to flatter King James I, the ruler in this era. James I had very strong opinions regarding women and, particularly, witches. He saw Women as inferior and expected them to be housewives and mothers. Shakespeare portrays the witches as evil, worthless and completely mad....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 546 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Aristotle and Tragedy - A tragedy’s itended purpose is to raise emotions of both pity and fear through a catharsis. The audience often feels empthatic for the protagonist, as he or she is likely described as a tragic hero. In order to be classified as a tragic hero there are specific criteria that must be met. Aristotle dissected tragedy to further understand the purpose, components, and the criterium. Through his studies, Aristotle formulated, Poetics, his very own book explaining his theory on tragedy. Aristotle defined tragedy as the “imitation of action according to the “law of probability or necessity” (“Outline of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy.")....   [tags: pity, fear, catharsis, William Shakespeare]
:: 6 Works Cited
1135 words
(3.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Tragedy and Comedy - Theater is a natural outlet for our desire to hear and tell stories, and in some ways it is even more primal and powerful than the written word. At its worst, theater will merely bore; while at its best it will not only entertain but move and shape its audience. Two such genres of theater, or drama, have consistently achieved this effect. Tragedy, represented by the weeping actors’ mask, usually features the title character’s fall from greatness to ruin, guided by the gods or fate. Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is the epitome of classic Tragedy, as defined by Aristotle (96-101)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1264 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Spanish Tragedy - The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd is a founder play of the tragedy during the Elizabethan period since it raises important issues of this time, such as the cruel and unfair death, revenge, social status as well as allegiance to the sovereign. These topics reached the population and it is probably due to this that The Spanish Tragedy was successful at the time. This paper will focus its analysis on the scene 2 of the first act, which is a short but meaningful passage of the play. This passage, which takes place at the beginning of the play, gives an idea of the initial situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Thomas Kyd] 2388 words
(6.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A True Tragedy - A True Tragedy No matter where in the world you are, stories and tales of life and love stimulate different emotions from the bottom of someone’s heart. Various situations of love cause people to feel happiness, sorrow, and even pity. Some stories are realistic, but others are too exaggerated to be real. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is well known by children and adults alike. Although this story is fictional, the tragic love of the two main characters is looked upon many. Though being well known, there is much strife and dispute....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1856 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
A Poetic Tragedy - Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, accepted to have been in written between 1599 and 1601. Perhaps the most famous tragedy ever written, the plays is about Prince Hamlet’s revenge for his father’s murder which eventually leads to his own death. The central character of the play is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet becomes the tragic champion who successfully makes his reprisal for his father's death by murdering the antagonist, monarch Claudius, but he furthermore misplaces his own life as well as the inhibits of those dearest to him in the end....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 8 Works Cited
1551 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Dealing with Tragedy - Both Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner wrote about characters that have been through a tragedy. In As I Lay Dying, Darl Bundren, after the death of his mother, was unable to think about much else, and it eventually drove him insane. To further his point, Faulkner wrote complexly and with no linear notion of time to convey his character’s inability to move on due to overthinking. In The Sun Also Rises, Jake Barnes’s wound from WWI that rendered him impotent was his tragedy, but, because he doesn’t think really think about it, he is able to put it behind him and move on with his life....   [tags: Ernst Hemingway, William Faulkner]
:: 5 Works Cited
1132 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
What a Tragedy - What a Tragedy In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are more than one tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character that falls from good fortune and is enlightened of their mistakes by the end of the story. In this play several conspirators are going against Caesar in fear of him becoming the next king of Rome. They decide to kill him on the ides of March in the senate house and then to play it off as a favor to the people of Rome. Mark Antony then speaks to the people to seek revenge on the conspirators, when this happens, Brutus and Cassius lead an army against Antony and both Brutus and Cassius die....   [tags: Character Analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
875 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Revenger's Tragedy - The Revenger’s Tragedy, assumedly written by the playwright Cyril Tourneur, is a rich and compelling theatric play which functions as a social commentary for the Jacobean period when it was written. Themes such as the immorality and fickleness of women, and the subversion of personal justice over public justice serve as a multifaceted reflection of society’s values during that iniquitous era. These key ideas help secure this tragedy as a classic which has lasted throughout the ages, due to its constant relevance and engaging thematic values....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1551 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Tragedy Unfolded - A Tragedy Unfolded On a dark, but star struck, frigid April night in 1912, the North Atlantic became a part in history like no other. Today, she sits 2.4 miles under the ocean, once adored and applauded for her prestigious amenities and sophisticated elegance, The RMS Titanic lays shattered and scattered on the ocean floor. We read about her in articles and see documentaries on television, the luxurious cruise liner that will forever be known as the “unsinkable ship”, tells a story of her own even more than 100 years after her foundering....   [tags: Titanic, unsinkable ship, iceberg, sinking]
:: 4 Works Cited
2330 words
(6.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Columbine Tragedy - An outburst of school violence has taken over the nation throughout the past several years. Incidents of school violence have quickly intensified since the Columbine tragedy, thus prompting communities to take additional safety precautions with their youth education system. There are many inquiries on what type of violence is most common, often narrowing down on gender, ethnicity, and environment. Violence itself can be defined as a deliberate act, serving no legitimate purpose, which has the possibility of reasonably harming another person....   [tags: college shootings, gun violence] 1125 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Manipulators in Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" and "The Tragedy of Othello" - William Shakespeare made two great plays: The tragedy of Julius Caesar and The tragedy of Othello (The Moor of Venice). In those plays there were methods of manipulation used by one of the characters in each play. Before I go far, allow me to provide you some feedback on both. Julius Caesar is an exceedingly determined political leader in Rome and his endeavor is to become an autocrat. A soothsayer presaged him that he should “beware the Ides of March.”(1.2.21).The prediction came true and Caesar was assassinated due to the scheming of Marcus, Brutus and Cassius....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
:: 1 Works Cited
523 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of "Death of a Salesman" - In the writing world today, there are many definitions for technical terms that are used to describe certain genres of theatre, music and literature. There are romantic novels, musical dramas, and tragic plays. Tragedy is a difficult genre to pinpoint and label. The title ‘tragedy’ can be placed on virtually any piece of writing that involves a death. But it also is up to the individual as to what they believe a tragedy is defined as. The play, Death of a Salesman is not tragedy in the traditional sense of the word....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
922 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tragedy as a Catalyst for Character Development - When analyzing the use of tragedy-wisdom that stems from pain or sorrow- as a form of character development, one must mention Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex yet more iconically Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Although traditionally ignored, Isak Dinesen, whom Thomas R. Wissen regarded as an author who’s “tales will not disappoint” must be included among the elite of authors of tragic stories (“The Ring” 237). Many are familiar with her best known pieces such as Out of Africa or Babbete’s Feast; however her most very skillful use of tragedy is in the short story The Ring (230)....   [tags: Literature]
:: 5 Works Cited
1608 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice - A talented poet and playwright writer, William Shakespeare came during the golden age of England. His writings are the greatest in the English language. No one really know Shakespeare real birthday. The closet date the scholars can come up is on his baptism on April 24th, 1564. It has been over 400 years since his death; Shakespeare’s writing is not just limited to English scholars, but also appears on modern historical events and newspaper as well. Playwright and poetry are an art that appeals to the conscious mind, but the best classical playwright such as Othello not only appeals to conscious mind, but also to the subconscious mind....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
:: 10 Works Cited
1146 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Who is Responsible for the Salem Tragedy? - ... He thinks reputation is more important to him than standing up to save innocent lives. Next, when pride and arrogance comes in between with one’s intelligence, the effects are often destructive. Danforth proves this through his actions. Throughout the book, he is overconfident. He questions the people (accused) like he already knows that they are guilty. Subsequently, Danforth convicts people based on one’s opinion not fact. He believes that the girls are saying the truth, but he never tries to find evidence or ask the people accused what they have to say before they are hanged....   [tags: mass hysteria, witch trials] 764 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Oedipus the King: A Classic Tragedy - ... Tragic stories offer a sense of learning about the human condition. Learning is a necessary step in the tragedy cycle; this learning is called the catharsis. A catharsis is often a cleansing or healing of the mind and a teaching about the human condition. As the audience watches the events unfold throughout the play they feel a sense of fear or pity. All of these feelings are purified/cleansed when the protagonist falls into suffering. As a broken man, one who now only seeks to make right from what his pride blinded him from seeing, Oedipus asks for forgiveness....   [tags: ancient Greek works, Sophocles] 1018 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy on the Street of Flowers - José Maria Eça de Queirós, though not worldly renowned, is arguably the greatest Portuguese novelist of his time. In 1877, he wrote a novel titled “The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers” (“The Tragedy”); however, it was not published until many years following his death. The novel is a tragic love story about a cocotte (prostitute) named Genoveva de Molineux and a lawyer named Vítor da Silva. The story follows the love between these two individuals which ultimately leads to the death of Genoveva....   [tags: José Maria Eça de Queirós]
:: 10 Works Cited
2062 words
(5.9 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - ... To be considered a tragedy a play consists of certain characteristics, and to be a romance it would contain a very different set of characteristics. To prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy more than a romance here are a few traits of a tragedy “Characters become isolated or there is a social breakdown, ends in death, there is a sense that events are inevitable or inescapable, there is usually a central character flaw that leads them to the eventual downfall,” (“The Main Characteristics…” para 5) all of these can be found in the text of Romeo and Juliet....   [tags: True Love, Immature Behavior]
:: 5 Works Cited
814 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tragedy and Thomas Hardy Literature - Many critics and commentators think of tragedy as a broad thematic concept that covers the majority of Hardy’s work (Wright, 2003; Brooks, 1971; Goodheart, 1957; Lawrence, 1936; Johnson, 1923). D. H. Lawrence (1936) comments that tragedy is a central concept in many of Hardy’s novels and places Hardy as a great writer of tragedy at the same level as Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. The tragic approach to understanding Hardy’s work is very old. The first one to discuss it on tragic grounds seems to be Lionel Johnson....   [tags: Literary Elements] 749 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Aristotle defined a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude with incidents arousing pity and fear.” His model of a true tragedy was the basis for modern tragedies. Considered one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare wrote many tragedies that are still performed today. His most famous is the twisted love story of Romeo and Juliet. While their tale is the quintessential love story, Romeo and Juliet’s love eventually causes their own destruction....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ] 1291 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy - A tragedy imitates the emotional events of life by showing instead of telling. It does not have to be an exact replication of life, but instead have some realistic aspects to it. This type of play is special because an event in the plot is caused by a preceding choice or action performed by the character. Therefore, unlike a story where occurrences are caused by coincidences, a tragedy must have events that inescapably connect to one another as a result of the characters’ choices. Consequently, this idea of cause and effect must direct the plot of the play until the protagonists have an unfortunate end....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 4 Works Cited
2246 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Tragedy of the Commons and Collective Action - The tragedy of the commons and the problem of collective action are two key concepts in the world of political science. They act under the assumption that man is a rational being who will act in his own self interest. Humanity id broadly diverse meaning that each individual has their own ideas as to how society should run and how people should live.(heywood) This inevitably results in disagreement and this is where politics steps in. Aristotle described politics as the ‘master science’, ‘the activity through which human beings attempt to improve their lives and create the Good Society.’ Through the tragedy of the commons and the problem of collective action we can see how politics is essenti...   [tags: politics, conflict resolution]
:: 16 Works Cited
1266 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Tragedies show events that make the audience feel pity and fear for the tragic heroes because of the things that the characters had to go through. Many people feel that a tragedy is something that is sad and nothing more. However, that is not the case with Aristotle. According to Aristotle, a tragedy has several key components that have to be fulfilled before it can be considered a true tragedy. Romeo and Juliet, a classical play by William Shakespeare, has been called many things. An Aristotelian tragedy is one of them....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1363 words
(3.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Era of Greek Tragedy - The Era of Greek Tragedy In Athens, during the final thirty years of sixth century B.C. playwrights began creating the earliest drama in all of Europe, Greek tragedy (Sifakis, “Greek Tragedy”). Though now the products of the movement are seen as pieces of literature to be read, they originated as theatrical pieces meant to be performed on the stage. The tragedies were mostly derived from stories about their gods, such as Hades, Zeus and Nyx. In that time period, tales of these immortals were passed down from generation to generation as history, not fairy tales....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 5 Works Cited
2502 words
(7.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Ghosts of the Bomb: The Tragedy of the Hibakusha - The radiation that infected the air of Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the first and second nuclear attacks lends a physical manifestation to the idea that Japan was literally haunted by the ghost of the atomic bomb. It is important to acknowledge that the atomic bombs left behind permanent signs of impact that surpassed physical damage; lost in the calculations of casualties and blast radius was the psychological effect experienced by the victims of this unparalleled disaster. A dichotomy of sorts, the bomb appeared in a flash, incomprehensible, alien, and unknown, and left an emotional scar that manifested itself as the concept of the Hibakusha, which is directly translated as “explosion-...   [tags: World War II] 987 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
King Lear and the Genre of Tragedy - ... He wants to be treated as a king, with all the privileges of being a king but without any of the responsibility or pressures of ruling a kingdom. This is evident in the ‘love test’ he stages with his daughters in the beginning of the play. “Tell me, my daughters - Since now we will divest us, both of us rule, Interest of territory, cares of state - Which of you shall we say doth love us most?” page 1256, lines 48-50 Lear asks his daughters to tell him just how much they love him, so that one might receive a larger amount of land to rule over....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]
:: 7 Works Cited
955 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare - ... He strives for power and to be more significant in his story. However, even though a tragic hero needs to be heroic, he also needs to be somewhat human. The audience needs to be able to relate the human side of that hero, which is what makes him or tragic. “[The witches tempt] humans like Macbeth to sin]” (237). Macbeth is tempted by the witches’ predictions to kill Duncan in order to take his place as king. One of mankind’s biggest flaws in arguable giving in to temptation, which is a flaw that Macbeth has trouble with....   [tags: tragic heroes, downfall]
:: 1 Works Cited
759 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Comedy and Tragedy: Karl Guthke - Background intro Attributes of comedy and tragedy blend into a new form of drama – tragicomedy. Not to be confused with black comedy or dark humor, tragicomedy is not a “parody of tragedy”(Roche) Tragicomedy, according to Karl Guthke, is “an ambiguous work that integrates tragic and comic moments simultaneously and in tension with one another.” (Roche) While other sources consider tragicomedy as a “loose mix of succeeding moments of tragic and comedic moments.”(Roche) Nonetheless, the definition of what a tragicomedy is lies in the literary elements of tragedy and comedy elements and how both draw in complexity of human emotions and actions....   [tags: trigicomedy, black comedy, hubris]
:: 5 Works Cited
1756 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy - Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy An Aristotelian tragedy consists of several different aspects. The main characters contain a tragic flaw, or hamartia, that contributes to their fall from esteem. Additionally, the audience experiences pity and fear evoked by Shakespeare for the duration of the play. Next, the characters undergo a catastrophe at the end of the tragedy, in which the characters meet a tragic and horrendous death. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a true Aristotelian tragedy because both Romeo and Juliet possess a tragic flaw, a catastrophe takes place in which both characters meet a tragic death, and the audience is aroused with pity and fear....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 1 Works Cited
1498 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy - Romeo and Juliet: A True Tragedy An Aristotelian tragedy consists of several different aspects. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the main characters contain a tragic flaw, or hamartia, that contributes to their fall from esteem or regal status. Additionally, the audience experiences pity and fear evoked by Shakespeare for the duration of the play. Furthermore, the two star-crossed lovers undergo a catastrophe at the end of the tragedy, where the characters meet a tragic and horrendous death....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 1 Works Cited
1529 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Tragedy in The Merchant of Venice - According to dictionary.com, a tragedy is a form of art based on human suffering; furthermore, it is a dramatic composition, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or conflict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction. Tragedy elements are that in which a protagonist agonizes disconnection from society and also, he or she makes an error or shows awful decision making. There are typically deaths which arise at the end or near the end of the play....   [tags: Merchant of Venice Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1462 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy Antigone by Sophocles - The play “Antigone” by Sophocles is a good tragedy and its quality can be supported by one of the most influential philosophers, Aristotle. Aristotle composed a list of criteria required for a good tragedy. This composition is called the “Theory of Tragedy”. This is a summary of qualities has withheld the test of time and can still be used to analyze a written tragedy. This summary breaks down the essentials for a good tragedy including specific requirements for plot, character, thought, dicition, chorus and spectacle....   [tags: plot, characters, diction]
:: 2 Works Cited
835 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Reflection on The World Champions Tragedy - The story of, “The World Champions Tragedy,” is a story of ordinary people. Everyday terrible tragedies happen that we hear about in the news. Most people will obviously feel sympathy for these things, but isn’t it true that, the majority of us will say, “That will never happen to me.” Maybe, most of us won’t verbally say something like that, but maybe we subconsciously feel or think like that. This story is an ordinary one of ordinary people. Unfortunately, in our society, people become victims and offenders do to certain circumstances and situations....   [tags: Reflection Paper] 2394 words
(6.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of “Oedipus the King” - “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles is a tragedy of a man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. Aristotles’ ideas of tragedy are tragic hero, hamartia, peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis these ideas well demonstrated throughout Sophocles tragic drama of “Oedipus the King”. Tragic hero is a character of noble stature and has greatness but is triggered by some error and causes the hero’s downfall. Oedipus is the tragic hero of “Oedipus the king”. Oedipus has a noble stature and has greatness....   [tags: Sophocles, Literary Analysis] 1018 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet - Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare wrote one of the most celebrated plays in history, “Romeo and Juliet” in the late 16th century. It is a story about two lovers that have to meet in secret because of an ongoing family feud. Tragically, because of their forbidden love Romeo and Juliet take their lives so they can be together. In 1997, a movie was adapted from the play “Romeo and Juliet”, directed by Baz Lurhmann. As alike as these two works are there are many significant differences in the themes portrayed along with scenery and factual evidence from the play....   [tags: Shakespeare plays] 1127 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Analysis of Hieronimo in The Spanish Tragedy - Hieronimo is a symbol for the authority of law within The Spanish Tragedy. From his soliloquy in act III scene II, one can see Hieronimo’s ambiguity in deciding whether to pursue either justice or revenge. It could be argued that Hieronimo’s actions and concerns change throughout the course of the play by the wills of others and not his own desires; thus representing the failed authority of the law. This can be shown by analysing Hieronimo, Bel-imperia, the Gods, Lorenzo and the Law. Hieronimo’s soliloquy in act III scene II is a focal point within The Spanish Tragedy as it is the awakening of Hieronimo’s awareness of Lorenzo’s villainy....   [tags: Literary Techniques, Character Analysis] 1328 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare - ... Stoppard recontexutalises R&G into bewildered innocents, creating meaning for Stoppardian audiences, mirroring man’s subsequent uncertainty and volatility. Stoppard utilises Absurdist theatre, similar to Beckett’s Waiting for Godot that depicts this disillusioned world “lacking visible character”, as R&G “exist” under absurd circumstances that recurringly defies logic. Existence becomes trivial through slapstick humour, “eighty-five heads in a row!” and R&G’s faltering clichés, “over my head body”....   [tags: phylosophical attitudes, comedy] 749 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of the Holocaust and How it Developed - We have all seen the movies. Improbable situations, villains, heroes and of course just like all great movies, good always triumphs over evil. What would happen if the hero just sat back and let the villain win. Evil would overcome good, not to mention everyone who depended on the hero would be in danger. Although our everyday lives may not consist of evil villains and heroes in tights, they have been filled with good and evil. The only difference is good does not always prevail. Time and time again we have witnessed acts of terror and vice, one of the most renowned being the Holocaust....   [tags: Nazi World War II, Hitler] 1032 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Sexual Molestation of a Child - ... You at times feel sick to your stomach, contemplating suicide well before life has really begun for you. For a lot of children, this is what they go through everyday. The tragedy I am referring to that would cause all of this is sexual molestation. I will be taking you into the mind someone who was molested as a child, while also sharing some facts on the matter. When researching this information, one must understand that statistics will vary due to the fact that most cases are not reported....   [tags: fault, reported, victims] 764 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph - The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph Have you ever wondered why so many people always choose to root for the underdog in a dramatic movie; or why so many people say, “What does not kill you only makes you stronger” when you are going through a rough patch in life. Well the answer to these ponderings is based in the thought that one can only achieve a triumph or victory when faced with struggles that make him/her sacrifice something important. The poem “Dream of the Rood” vividly exhibits a theme of triumph emerging as a result of tragedy; however, the query remains as to the elicitations of these remarkable occurrences....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
:: 8 Works Cited
1487 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Greek Tragedy of Oedipus the King - A Greek tragedy is one with a tragic outcome that is an inevitable result of the key character's personal flaws. It is a calamity he or she was destined to. However, is it possible that a hero’s laudable qualities could lead to his or her catastrophic fate. Oedipus demonstrates several admirable qualities that are portrayed throughout Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Compassion, diligence, and justness are three qualities that contribute to the internal struggles that Oedipus faces resulting in his appalling downfall....   [tags: Sophocles, compassion, dilligence, justness]
:: 1 Works Cited
984 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare - In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus faces an internal conflict involving his best friend Caesar becoming the ruler of Rome. Brutus must decide whether to let Caesar live, knowing he would be a bad ruler for Rome, or whether he should kill him for the good of the people. Based on Brutus’ knowledge, his decision to kill Caesar was justified with reason, being innocently misled and manipulated, and the intention of doing what was best for the general good of Rome. Julius Caesar was murdered before being crowned the ruler of Rome due to fear that his personality and many of his characteristics would lead to his rule being one similar to a dictatorship....   [tags: brutus, tragic hero, play, rome]
:: 1 Works Cited
970 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Tragedy of Othello by William Shakespeare - 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy… it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails. (New International Version, 1 Cor. 13.4-8). Marriage is the union between two individuals that love each other and vow to be loyal to one another for the rest of their lives. In The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, William Shakespeare writes about two marriages: that of Othello and Desdemona and Iago and Emilia....   [tags: love, marriage, desdemona, emilia]
:: 4 Works Cited
1314 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Nature of Shame in Greek Tragedy - The sentiment of shame establishes the principles and morals which govern the Greek kingdom of Trozen. Shameful emotions also determine individuals’ actions and reactions as per their adherence to the ethics of the domain. The notably deplorable act of incestuous relationships flout the accepted values of this Greek society. According to Ira Mark Milne, editor of Drama for Students, “Although there are many stories of incestuous relationships (between family members) in Greek mythology, such tales are focused primarily on establishing rules and beliefs that make such relationships unacceptable” (155)....   [tags: principles, morals]
:: 5 Works Cited
2025 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Tragedy of Being Born a Woman - ... She is wealthy and well off, and she fits right into Gatsby's elaborate dream. The imagery present in this quote describes Daisy and all that she represents, as an illusion of innocence but also the reality of corruption. Jordan Baker, a professional golfer of questionable integrity, is a friend of Daisy’s who like her, represents women of a particular class. She and Daisy spent their "white girlhoods" together. Jordan is a young, single woman of wealth, admired by men wherever she goes. She dates Nick Carraway casually, but seems offended when he is the first man not to fall for her charm....   [tags: Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby] 605 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "tragedy"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>