Othello Act 3 Response In the definition of tragedy by Aristotle, he highlighted key ideas in order for us to distinguish a tragic form of literature. In his definition, he mentioned that tragic forms of literature contains actions that is “serious, complete and of a certain magnitude” which means that in order to fulfill the description, the tragedy should have one issue that is very serious and of great importance. He also added that the audience should feel “pity” for the fate of the tragic hero and a “fear” for his/her coming destruction at the end. As a result, a “catharsis” of emotions will happen as a form of cleansing the audience of the terror of the tragic fall or death. I agree with Aristotle’s definition of tragedy because an effective play is relatable when the audience can see a unified theme throughout. It is also efficient for me as a reader/viewer if the importance of the theme is being emphasized throughout the play. In connection to the play Othello, I feel the sense of pity and fear for the character of Othello. I feel pity on Othello’s change (III.iii.336-338) for it highlights on how shallow he is
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