Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Aristotle's Elements of Tragedy
Transcript of Aristotle's Elements of Tragedy
1. good or fine (i.e., moral)
2. fit of character (true to type)
3. true to life (realistic)
4. consistent (true to themselves)
5. logically constructed
6. slightly idealized The tragic hero's fall comes about not because he is a bad person, per se, but because he makes some sort of mistake. Thought Related to thought are the themes and messages of the play. Rather than merely imitate the real world, the author must give form and meaning to reality. Diction Remember, diction means word choice. An author must make specific style choices. Aristotle's personal favorite was the metaphor. Melody Aristotle believed that the chorus should be incorporated into the play, and that their odes should serve to further the purpose and plot of the play. Keep in mind--he doesn't like episodic works. Everything must contribute to the unity of action. The least significant element is spectacle. Aristotle acknowledged that a certain amount of spectacle was necessary, but he believed that this was more the responsibility of the stage manager, not the author. He frowned on overuse of spectacle, which makes a work "monstrous"--can you think of modern examples? Catharsis the audience's emotional purge Hubris
excessive pride for additional info: http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/poetics.html,