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Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy | Critical Theory

Aistotle's Theory of Tragedy Q. Discuss Aristotle's concept of Tragedy. Or Q. What is Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy? Or Q. Discuss six elements of Tragedy as per Aristotle's poetics. Contents :- 1) Introduction : Aristotle & Tragedy 2) Aristotle's theory of Tragedy 3) Aristotle's definition of tragedy Imitation of an Action Complete and Serious Certain Magnitude Artistic & pleasurable language In form of Action, not Narrative Catharsis through pity and fear 4) 6 elements of Tragedy Plot Character Thought Diction Spectacle Music 5) More from Critical Theory 6) Frequently Asked Questions 🏛️ Introduction : Aristotle & Tragedy :- Aristotle in his famous treatise ' Poetics ' has given primary attention to the tragedy. According to him the tragedy is one of the five forms of poetry and it is the one which is most dear to him. He compares tragedy with comedy and epic and calls it superior to them. According to him tragedy is, like p

Aristotle's theory of imitation (Poetics - Critical Theory)

Aristotle's Theory of Imitation  Introduction : Aristotle :- Aristotle has the privilege to be regarded as the greatest literary thinker in the world. Aristotle, who enriched his mental horizon through the teaching of Plato and intellectual interactions with his disciples, wrote a famous treatise 'Poetics'. Poetics entered into the world of literary criticism like a fresh breeze into an old house. Aristotle profile Born 384 BC, Greece Died 382 BC, Greece Profession Philosopher, First scientist Founded Lyceum Nationality Greek Education Platonic Academy Influences Socrates, Plato, Pythagoras, Epicurus etc. Students Alexander, Theophrastus Influenced Kant, Descartes, Aquinas, Rousseau etc. Works Nicomachean ethics, poetics, politics, metaphysics Aristotle's Theory of Imitation:- Aristotle was the first to introduce that the art imitates the nature. In Aristotle's