John and the Rebels: Act V of Tragedy of Richard I

II rewritten as a narrative for a ten-year-old. The boy-page held the tent flap open as Richmond and his officers emerged out. They had been occupied in there since the messenger came with the letter from Stanley and had not emerged for hours afterwards. The page had waited obediently; making sure that no one interrupted […]

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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar Reflects The Reality

Of Politcs In The PhThe Philippines is known to have been through a lot of corruption especially during the Marcos era. Tyranny was prevalent. Absolute power, whether is a king, president or a protector is not only alien to our idea of “democratic decision” but without fail, gets to be arbitrary despotic and corrupt. Tyranny […]

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Hamlet Tragedy

The dramatis personae of mythical or literary tragedy are characters towards whom fate slowly reveals inevitable destruction, but tragedy is not limited to the unfolding of an unavoidable fate. In Hamlet, tragedy extends its concerns into landscape and axial directionality. Landscapes in plays of myth and literature give a specific location for imagining the moods […]

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Free Hamlet Essays: Tragedy of Polonius’ Family in

Hamlet Hamlet essaysTragedy of Polonius’ Family in Hamlet Shakespeare In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the death of a character becomes a frequent event. Although many people lose their lives as a result of their own self-centered wrongdoing, there are others whose deaths are the result of manipulation by royalty. This is the case with Polonius’ […]

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Dramatic Tragedy and Comedy

In literature, tragedy refers to a situation whereby the dramatic piece of literature unfolds through a great sense of uncontrollability so that in the long run ends with a catastrophic occurrence. On the other hand, comedy is a phenomenon whereby the author incorporates certain forms of techniques so that in essence he or she conveys […]

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‘Medea’ is an ancient Greek tragedy written in 431 BC about a woman, Medea, who is left by her husband, Jason, for the king’s daughter, Glauce and seeks vengeance. The plays protagonist, Medea, can be defined as a tragic hero for many reasons. A tragic hero is a person who is basically good, yet to […]

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Classical Tragedies and Elizabethan Tragedies

Tragedy has its origins in Ancient Greek, it was a kind of performance to honor Dionysus. They were performed as competition between three playwrights. Actors who took part in the plays were all man and they all wore masks. They wore masks to impersonate satyrs. According to Aristotle ‘’ Tragedy depicts the downfall of a […]

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Oedipus Rex

The quote I have chosen comes from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, a classic Greek tragedy first performed around 428 B. C. It stands through the test of time, examining the conflict of fate and free will, of truth and blindness, rendering itself a relevant and insightful drama even in today’s modern world. After Oedipus have found […]

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Jason and Medea

The Chorus delivers these final lines of Euripides’s Medea, “…the end men look for cometh not, / And a path is there where no man thought; so hath it fallen here. ” (Euripides, 80) This quotation not only signifies the events, which have transpired in the plot of Medea, it also shows the recognition of […]

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Tragedy Is the Consequence of a Man’s Total Compulsion to Evaluate Himself Justly

Tragedy occurs when the tragic hero of a play fails to evaluate himself and sees that he is the main problem and the one that is causing society and the good of mankind to suffer. It is because of his compulsion to evaluate himself justly, that tragedy occurs. Aristotle provided us with a Greek theory […]

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