Aspects of Tragedy in SCND

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  • Aspects of Tragedy in SCND
    • Classical
      • Tragedy explores the relationship between humans and Gods
        • So whether fate or our own decisions bring about our downfall
      • Domestic tragedy rather than classical tragedy
        • Tragedy is restricted to a few ordinary people rather than the whole nation/state
          • Events are personal rather than public
            • Personal struggles and setbacks with unemployment, alcoholism and sexual frustration
            • Blanche, Mitch, Stella and Stanley
        • Modern trageddy
          • Often about exposing truths
            • Stanleys key role
              • Exposes the fall of Belle Reve and Blanches lies
    • Fate
      • Blanche
        • Born into a culture which is in decline
        • A broken family
        • A fragile background that doesn't give security, neither financial nor social
        • A background of death
        • Blanche attempts to change her fate
          • Seeks solace with strangers
            • Social condemnation
          • It may be too late for her
          • Tragic antagonist - Stanley
    • Tragic Protagonist
      • Status
        • Blanche is not of high status herself, but comes from a class which would have had a high status in the past
      • Greatness of soul
        • Intelligent, generous
          • Blanche believes herself to have a great, sensitive soul through her knowledge of poetry and French
            • It comes across as delusional as she lies and deceives others
              • Pathos
    • Reversal of Fortune
      • Blanche begins with a mixed status
        • High class but with low fortunes
        • Her fortune begins to rise with the possibility of Mitch, but his rejection sets her on her final trajectory ending with rape and institutoanlisation
    • Harmatia (Mistake)
      • Lies
        • Gets her rejected by Mitch
      • Sexual liasions with strangers and schoolboys
        • Excluded from the society of Laurel
      • Conflict with Stanley
        • Her derogatory attitude
          • Coming between Stanley and Stella
      • Excessive hubris
    • Fatal Flaw
      • Blanche
        • Lies
          • Untrustworthy
          • To maintain the facade of high status
        • Delusional
          • Living in a fantasy world
          • A way of coping with her fate and her background of death
        • Snobbery
          • Conflict with Stanley and Stella
            • Class and value class
    • Self Recognition
      • Blanche
        • Remains delusional until the end
      • Stella
        • She chooses to ignore her new found awareness of Stanleys actions
    • Tragic Villain
      • Antagonist to the tragic hero
      • Opposes the protagonist in values, ventures, aspirations
      • Deliberately acts in an immoral way to bring about the downfall
        • He had honourable motifs - To protect Mitch and find out the truth

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