Essays Tagged: "Poetics"

Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero. Is Willy Loman from Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman a Tragic Hero or not? Why?

Willy Loman as a Tragic HeroThe tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle in his works "Poetics" is one who falls from grace into a state of extreme unhappiness. According to that definiti ...

(2 pages) 233 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nature as Reflected in American Literature. Speaks of work by Plato, Twain, Melville, Bryant, andThoreau

In his Poetics, Plato contemplates the nature of aesthetics and existence. He postulates that for every e ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.5 Jun/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Topic: Is Medea a tragic heroine? This paper examines in details the main character Medea and proves that she is not a tragic hero based on the facts.

ed that Medea is a tragic heroine. However, Medea is not a tragic heroine. According to Aristotle's poetics, a tragic heroine or (protagonist) is someone who gains information previously unknown, lead ...

(3 pages) 203 1 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A biography of Democritus of Abdera from the Hellenistic Age. It has atomic theory in it and Democritus' reasoning and acomplishments and basically his life.

't. He knew about a lot of stuff, and could have argued with anybody about anything from physics to poetics, He got his nickname from contributing many things, his nickname was "Wisdom".Democritus has ...

(3 pages) 46 1 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Scarlett O'Hara: Tragic Hero?" This essay proves that Scarlett O'Hara from Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" is a tragic hero according to Aristotle.

three common occurrences in the lives of all tragic heroes. The classic tragic hero of Aristotelian poetics is of noble derivation and nature. The fatal flaw which is usually hubris, or pride, commonl ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Aristotle and Sophocles.

al example of the perfect tragedy. When this play is placed next to the definition from Aristotle's Poetics, the evidence of this statement is undeniable. Aristotle had many ideas pertaining to what m ... his statement is undeniable. Aristotle had many ideas pertaining to what makes the perfect tragedy. Poetics states that a tragedy must be complete, _"the plot ought to be so constructed that, even wit ...

(3 pages) 52 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Aristotle says in his poetics that Sophocles drew men "as they ought to be".

Oedipus- His CharacterAristotle says in his poetics that Sophocles drew men "as they ought to be". But Oedipus, with heinous acts as he did, is ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

How has critical readings enhanced or broadened your understanding of the text?

ed by the man Aristotle (384-322BC) which manifested his view on Aristotelian Tragedy in his famous poetics chapters 6 to 9. This particular reading consisted arousing the specific emotions of pity an ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparision of the tragic characters in Othello and King Lear in accordance with aspects of a tragic character.

The Greek philosopher Aristotle set forth the guidelines for a tragedy in his work Poetics. According to Aristotle, the tragic character in a tragedy is a person, not all good or bad, ...

(7 pages) 73 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The poem is Milton's "Lycidas". Through the course of this paper i attempted to analyzethe many layers that co-exist with in the poem. In order to convey my understanding I applied meta poetics

of the many angles from which we can attempt to understand the poem is the meta-poetic level. Meta-poetics is quite a wide range of ideas, which generally can be described as dealing with authorship ... her achievement of poetry that Milton wasn't even aware of. If we get back to the terms of the meta-poetics, than it is possible to argue that Milton opened a realm of interaction he might didn't even ...

(17 pages) 99 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Is Oedipus The True Trajic Hero? about "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles

Is Oedipus The True Tragic Hero?Aristotle described tragedy in his poetics as "a man not preeminently virtuous and just, whose misfortune, however, is brought upon him ...

(2 pages) 119 0 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Analysis of Wallace Stevens' "On Modern Poetry"

sion. To a poet "On Modern Poetry" serves as both a guidebook and a wonderful example of what makes poetics an amazing art. Stevens uses his talent to explain his talent, taking the reader on a wonder ... on and may have shaped the way that poems are created to this day. He captured the true essence of poetics while allowing the reader to continue doing their job, using their mind and their imaginatio ...

(4 pages) 14762 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the innovative nature of the three contemporary poets, Peter Reading,Bernard O'Donoghue, and Carol Ann Duffy

society, so too did the poetry reflect these changes, resulting in the creation of novel and unique poetics.A poet who has charged into the view of the public demanding attention is Peter Reading. Rea ...

(7 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Sonnets of Shakespeare in the Tradition of Petrarch.

Both poetics geniuses, William Shakespeare and Francesco Petrarch are connected forever in the literary r ...

(11 pages) 82 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Macbeth - A Tragic Hero

otland. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he possesses all the traits that Aristotle outlined in his poetics. He said that the tragic hero must be a man that is higher than mortal worth, but has tragic ...

(6 pages) 75 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Aristotle's "Poetics"

g his life, he was an accomplished poet, mathematician, and leading government figure. He wrote The Poetics mainly in response to Plato's thoughts. He modeled The Poetics on what he thought the greate ... ne, modern poets such as William Shakespeare have used these guidelines for their own creations.The Poetics are quite different from other books. The fact that The Poetics is written as a guideline is ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of "Oedipus Rex"

is generally regarded as Sophocles' greatest masterpiece. Even Aristotle writes in his famous book Poetics that the purpose of a tragedy is to arouse pity and fear in the audience. Each of the plays ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Aristotle's "Poetics" in conjunction with Sophocle's "Oedipus Rex"

The philosopher Aristotle gave the very first definition of a tragedy. Because of Poetics, lecture notes taken by one of Aristotle's students, one knows the definition of a tragedy. ... is Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Aristotle must have held this tragedy in very high regard because the Poetics is based on Oedipus Rex. What makes Oedipus Rex a tragedy? To understand how this play is a ... a tragedy? To understand how this play is a tragedy, one must examine the inner machinations of the Poetics, the mindset of Aristotle, and the glorious Golden Age of Greek civilization. Oedipus Rex is ...

(3 pages) 85 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus is the ideal tragedy according to the definition offered by Aristotle in Poetics. Literature: American Literature

Oedipus is the ideal tragedy according to the definition offered by Aristotle in Poetics. Oedipus is king of Thebes. Oedipus's plot has a beginning, middle and end. The characters h ... surrounded them.Oedipus clearly fits the description of tragic hero that Aristotle describes in the poetics. Oedipus has a complete plot and is dramatic. He was well liked for solving sphinx riddle. H ...

(2 pages) 56 2 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers