Literary Theory & Criticism

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Literary Theory & Criticism

  1. 1. E-C- 103 : LITERARY CRITICISMTOPIC: SIX PARTS OF TRAGEDYPREPARED BY : AVANI N. DAVEM.A:- 1SEM – 1YEAR :- 2012-’13ROLL NO: 02DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH MKS B.U
  2. 2. Aristotle’s 6 Elements of Tragedy Aristotle said that tragedy has six main elements: Plot - Fable Thought - Spactator Dianoia - opsis Tragedy Character - Ethos Melody - Songs Diction - Lexis
  3. 3. 1 Plot- Fable Meaning. “Goal is catharsis - gives drama a social function in the polis A complex vs. a simple plot is preferred; this includes peripety and anagnorisis Single vs. double -no subplots “probability and necessity.” Unity Beginning, middle, end structure
  4. 4. 2 Character – ethosMeaning:- second most important element. essential quality revealed in the plot. clear moral purpose four main qualities. good in some way. act appropriately believable personalities. “acting out of character.”
  5. 5. Thought – dianoiaMeaning:-Thought is the power of sayingwhatever can be said and should besaid at each moment of the plot.
  6. 6. Diction – lexisMeaning:- Diction is the actual composition many ways to say lines that say something extremely well audience can leave the play quoting the lines exactly.
  7. 7. Melody – songs Melody is accessories The Chorus should contribute to Unity of the Play The Greeks sometimes used musical accompaniment“The music (melody) has to blend in with the play appropriately.” - Aristotle
  8. 8. Spectacle Music & Spectacle are sensuous, less artistic elements Least important and least connected to Literature refers to the staging of the play Spectacle are accessories Spectacle must be done well for the play to succeed. - Aristotle appropriate to the theme of the play.o Conclusion
  9. 9. . This presentation is submitted to Department of English M.K.S Bhavnagar University “All men by nature desire knowledge” – Aristotle Thank You

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