Presentation on theme: " a type of drama that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble character That character is called the tragic hero. The tragic hero possesses."— Presentation transcript:
a type of drama that shows the downfall or destruction of a noble character That character is called the tragic hero. The tragic hero possesses a weakness, called the tragic flaw which leads to his/her downfall.
Tragic Heroes are: Born into nobility Responsible for their own fate Endowed with a tragic flaw Doomed to make a serious error in judgment (hamartia)
Eventually, all tragic heroes: Fall from great heights or esteem Realize that they have made an irreversible mistake Meet a tragic death Face and accept death with honor
The audience of a tragedy should feel pity and/or fear in regard to the tragic
Tragedies exaggerate human emotions and actions to show the worst of which we are capable Tragedies focus on the individual, showing the heights to which humans can rise before they “crash and burn.”
Tragedies focus on an examination of order. Order exists at the beginning of the tragedy. Something happens that causes disorder. Disorder exists until it is fixed by the death of the offender. Order is restored at the end of the play.
describes the mood and conditions existing at the beginning of the play. Identifies time and place Identifies the main characters and: their positions circumstances relationships to one another In Shakespearean plays, it is contained within the first act.
the events that begin the conflict that will continue in the play It often takes the form of a resolution on the part of the protagonist. Generally ends the exposition. In Shakespearean plays, it is contained within the first act. Romeo and Juliet meet (Act I scene v)
series of events leading up to the climax provides a progressive intensity of interest for the audience may involve more than one act In Shakespearean work, is commonly within Acts I, II, and III. Romeo and Juliet get married (Act II scene v)
the turning point of the play Is caused by earlier events It causes the events that happen later in the play. The tragic hero moves toward his/her inevitable end. Mercutio, Tyablt, and Romeo fight and Mercutio and Tybalt die. (Act III scene i)
the consequences of the tragic hero’s previous actions usually death for the tragic hero often simple and brief order is restored Romeo and Juliet commit suicide. (Act V scene iii)