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    Creon from Antigone

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    judgment. It triggers a sequence of events that lead to the downfall of the tragic hero. The general trend in plays frequently concludes with the death of the tragic hero. However, prior to death, the tragic hero experiences an anagnorisis, or a moment of clarity. An anagnorisis is a realization of situation when the tragic hero moves from ignorance to enlightenment. The change from ignorance to enlightenment includes the tragic hero’s realization of his tragic flaw, how it caused his downfall, how his

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    “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

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    As any other tragic hero, Hamlet also has many moments of anagnorisis throughout the play, often occurring during his soliloquies when he reflects upon himself and the world. After having witnessed the First Player’s profound emotional recountment of the story of Pyrrhus seeking revenge, Hamlet reflects upon himself

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    Aristotle’s Poetics

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    fear, this being the distinctive mark of tragic imitation." (18) For a tragedy to arouse fear, the audience believes similar fate might happen to them and the sight of the suffering of others arouses pity. A tragedy's plot includes peripeteia, anagnorisis, hamartia and catharsis. Using Aristotle’s criteria, both characters in Oedipus The King and The Medea share similar qualities that define a tragic hero such as being of noble birth, having excessive pride, and making poor choices. They both gain

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    Oedipus Tragic Hero Essay

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    are most prominently recognized from the viewpoint of the extraordinary Greek philosopher, Aristotle, in his work Poetics. Aristotle defined this type of character, the tragic hero, as having several basic characteristics, to include: hamartia, anagnorisis, peripeteia, hubris, and catharsis. These characteristic elements of tragedy were commonly manifest in numerous works throughout the

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    not successful in preventing the prophecy his actions lead him right into it. As Aristotle recommends, this is directly connected to the anagnorisis, for the messenger and the herdsman are the missing link to Oedipus true story. The messenger enables him to “recognize” his true identity, he gains the initial knowledge he lacked. The peripeteia and anagnorisis changes Oedipus fortune. His good fortune turns out to be a catastrophe that leads to suffering. His actions will be considered a setback

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    flaws, an anagnorisis, and the affects of minor characters. To start of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic flaw is that their love is too good for our world. As it says in an article by Thrasher, Romeo and Juliet’s love is “too perfect and passionate for their world” (79). Romeo and Juliet love each other so much that this causes their downfall and eventually their deaths. Love is passionate and Romeo and Juliet’s love is pure and far to good for our world. Romeo and Juliet each also have an anagnorisis. An anagnorisis

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    His good fortune is reversed through a proud edict that mostly serves his ego and breaks his home for not respecting family bonds, including the bond between siblings and the bond between parents and their children. The final line foreshadows anagnorisis for the tragic life of Creon. Creon says: “She dissipates and routs the embattled host” (Sophocles, 673). Antigone does not divide and corrupt the people; only Creon does with his hubris. The word “embattled host” suggests Creon’s ending, a fate

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    Greek tragedies, written in ancient times, are still a standard for tragedies written today. Contrary to diminishing in value over time, these tragedies have become cherished pieces of work in the sophisticated literate culture of today. However, one can not delve into these precious works of beautiful literary verse without first having background knowledge of the context they were written, and of the structure they follow. There are several terms, as well as an analysis of tragedies by Aristotle

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    Aristotle presents the argument that tragedies are superior to epics. While tragedies and epics are characterized in similar ways they also have their differences. “A tragedy, then, 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

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