Overview Of Greek Tragedy

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The ancient civilization in question is from Greece and in particular the famous polis of Athens, and this activity is theatre, or what will be most focused on, Greek Tragedy. lived an ancient civilization that would one day develop a way for people to express themselves, enhance the emotional lives of other citizens, and make a name for themselves.
We must learn the history of the early stages of Greek Tragedy and understand the concept of what makes a tragedy an emotional rollercoaster, for at the end of the tragedy we want to feel pure and cleansed of all bad emotions we possess in our minds. This leads us to psychological enlightenment, so passing through the mind we will encounter many terms needing to be defined by us. Allowing
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As mentioned previously, Aristotle coined a famous term known as catharsis. Aristotle defined catharsis as, “the purgation of pity and terror in theatre audiences” (Thomas dude). The quote has a great deal of meaning, and gives us the key to what Aristotle meant by catharsis. Viewing someone transitioning from gold, riches, and power of possessing nothing and bearing nothing in the future we get a sense that our life as we know it isn’t terrible alike the subject in the tragedy. Purifying the soul of unwanted disturbances, catharsis allows the viewer to release bad emotions, thus allowing the audience member to feel empowered and relinquish their…show more content…
Antigone throws dust over her brother’s dead, decaying body, a guard catches her doing such an act that defiles the law King Creon has put against the burial of the body. Banishing Antigone to a cave, Creon provides an ample amount of food and water for her to survive for the rest of her days out in this godforsaken cave that Creon has trapped her in. Creon realizes his mistake of entrapping Antigone and goes to release her, but once Creon arrives to the cave where he enclosed her into Antigone is hanging from a noose. Antigone killed herself to smite

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