Aristotle's Poetics (330 B.C.E)

"Representation is natural to human beings since childhood"(90)

 

₪Aristotle  (384 BC 322 BC) :
A
 Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric. He wrote many works in the previous fields such as Rhetoric and other major studies in physics.

 

₪The Poetics:
A series of analytical examinations on the various categories of human artifacts like poetry..
He examines its "first principles" and identifies its genres and basic elements. His analysis of tragedy constitutes the core of the discussion, and discusses the ways of making a work of art specially dramatic or epic tragedy.

₪What is Tragedy:
A representation of a serious, complete action which has magnitude in embellished speech, with each elements used separately in the various parts of play represented by people acting and not by narration accomplishing by means of pity and terror the catharsis of such emotions.(92)

 

₪Elements of Tragedy:
Plot.
Character.
Recognition and reversal.
Spectacle.
Diction.

 

 

 

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