Tragedy Key Terms

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Tragedy
An imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain multitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament... in the form of action... through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
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Tragic Hero
Not a villian, or totally virtuous, flawless man. Recognisable and 'highly renowned and prosperous'. Change of fortune should comes from 'some great error or frailty.'
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Catharsis
The creating and purging of the feelings of pity and fear.
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Muthos
The plot/action - It is 'the soul of the tragedy'
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Anagnorisis
Recognition - ignorance to knowledge, producing good or bad fortune.
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Perepeteia
Reversal - Actions veer to opposite.
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Hubris
Excess of pride or arrogance which brings about ruin.
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Hamartia
Error of judgement which leads to downfall.
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Realism
Writing which seeks to portray and accurate account of society.
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Expressionism
Writing which shows reality distorted by an emotion or irrational state of mind.
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Six Part Tragedy
Plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, song.
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Not a villian, or totally virtuous, flawless man. Recognisable and 'highly renowned and prosperous'. Change of fortune should comes from 'some great error or frailty.'

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Tragic Hero

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The creating and purging of the feelings of pity and fear.

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The plot/action - It is 'the soul of the tragedy'

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Recognition - ignorance to knowledge, producing good or bad fortune.

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