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    Out of Aristotle’s apprehension of tragedy, four out of the six ideas are used in the tragic drama, “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles. These ideas are tragic hero, hamartia, peripeteia, and anagnorisis. The tragic hero is a person of greatness, and noble stature who usually contributes to their own downfall. Oedipus has greatness and noble stature; he’s sublime, in the way that he cares for his people. What leads to his own downfall is his own pride, which came out when he solved the riddle of the

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    Bennet's The Executioner

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    Bennet's The Executioner "I am the executioner. When the crime is committed and the Lord God does not take vengeance nor does the exalted State move to declare and then to punish, I say when these bitter events happen, then comes the time for the executioner to declare himself or herself as the case may be. I have waited long enough. So the time has come, and I declare myself the executioner.     The three criminals are hereby sentenced to death. By fire. By earth. By water." This is the direct

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    Peripeteia In Hamlet

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    Peripeteia or plot reversal is a tragic element that can be found in two tragic plays “Agamemnon”, “Hamlet” and “John F. Kennedy’s Secret Society Speech.” Main Points Both Agamemnon and Hamlet fulfill Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. There is an error in judgment involving one of higher standing, error results in suffering which in turn causes pity and fear in the audience. (Hamlet and Agamemnon and the audience in Secret Society Speech) Both Agamemnon and Hamlet are Kings, their personalities

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    Aristotle’s Elements of Tragedy

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    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

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    The Ultimate Peripeteia in Hamlet If one were to push a boulder up a hill with a gentle incline, it would be rather difficult to discern that pivotal moment when it is poised for a split-second at the summit.  In tragedy, this moment is known as the ultimate peripeteia or the point of no return for the protagonist. From this point on, the protagonist moves downhill with increasing momentum and decreasing control over where they're headed. Act 3 of Hamlet is filled with dramatic and powerful

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    brothers Polyneices and Eteocles after both died in a battle. But according to the law of the Creon, the king, Antigone cannot bury her brothers. The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon because he fits in all the characteristics of a tragic hero such as peripeteia, anagnorisis and fatal flaw. A Greek tragedy is a theatre from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor. It was created by the Greeks in the 5th century BC. It's characterized by tragic plots, they are often based on myths from the oral traditions and they

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    Hamlet Hamartia Analysis

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    audience when exploring both hamartia and peripeteia within Hamlet as an anti-hero. Therefore, to connect with the audience, Shakespeare creates Hamlet as a hero with flaws, allowing for Hamlet to become further recognisable and relatable towards the audience. Shakespeare depicts Hamlet’s hamartia, leading him to travel down the incorrect path, causing his downfall. This hamartia is brought upon Hamlet when his circumstances change due to his peripeteia, which reverses his fortunes dramatically

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    parents. Oedipus believes he is able to disrupt his fate, but fate is set and cannot be changed. From other Greek literature like the Odyssey, gods manipulate the character, but eventually, the outcome is the same. In Oedipus The King, Oedipus’ peripeteia is when Teiresias is summoned, once Teiresias speaks the truth,

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    types: simple [haplos], and complex [peplegmenos]. The simple plot is defined as a unified construct of necessary and probable actions accompanied by a change of fortune. The complex plot, says Aristotle, is accompanied by two other features, namely; peripeteia or reversal, and anagnorisis, or recognition. It is this which Aristotle feels is the best kind of tragic plot, in that it provides the best possibility of delivering tragic pleasure. Before we look at the distinctive features of the complex

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    The Tragic Hero in Sophocles´Antigone

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    In Greek tragedies, tragedians always establish a tragic hero who descends from grace due to a fatal flaw as well as someone who is of nobility. Moreover this character may also experience peripeteia, anagnorisis, and of course, a terrible ending (“Tragic Hero as Defined by Aristotle”). One Greek tragedy that involves a tragic hero is Sophocles’ Antigone which portrays two characters who strive for what they believe in, either state law or divine law, which leads to their demise. These two characters

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