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Elements of TragedyIn ancient Greek literature
Conditions that must be present• Tragic character must be of  high birth status• They must experience a  series of events ...
Motif• A recurring image or  idea• “Quest for knowledge”
Assignment• Do a T-chart listing Oedipus’ good and bad  traits. Label the trait G or B or G/B for  Good, Bad, or both Good...
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Characteristics of a tragedy

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This is a class powerpoint to explain characteristics of tragedy as discussed by Aristotle. I use it to accompany our study of Oedipus.

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  1. 1. Elements of TragedyIn ancient Greek literature
  2. 2. Conditions that must be present• Tragic character must be of high birth status• They must experience a series of events that threaten their position• These events have a domino effect: one action leads to another• The hero must suffer some tragic fall due to his own actions (even though the gods do some things). Thus, the hero chooses his own destiny.
  3. 3. Motif• A recurring image or idea• “Quest for knowledge”
  4. 4. Assignment• Do a T-chart listing Oedipus’ good and bad traits. Label the trait G or B or G/B for Good, Bad, or both Good and Bad• Do questions 1 and 2 on page 453 under the “Analyzing Tragedy” section• Do questions 2-3 on p. 453 under Critical Thinking and Reading” section
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