Tragedy

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  • Created on: 05-07-14 16:01
Where did it originate from?
Dionysiac choral song in Greece in the 5th century BC
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What does tragedy translate as?
It translates as "goat song"- refers to the sacrifice of the innocent to please the Gods
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What events does tragedy involve?
It involves multiple disasters and includes events which seem to be directed by fate
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What does in overrule?
It overrules the intentions and desires of the human victims, creating a sense of waste when exceptional people fall and their qualities are lost
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When is tragedy inevitable?
When inner values are in conflict with external circumstances
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In Shakespeare's work what is the initial conflict usually caused by?
A mistaken decision based on their own desires and fears
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What must the tragic hero be?
Someone of eminent rank within their own society
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what the TH beleives will lead to their success leads to.....
Their eventual downfall
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