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A Comparison of Tragedy A For a story to be a tragedy it has to follow the principles set F by Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, or those of Arthur Miller b who is a twentieth century playwright. A tragedy, in Aristotle's w view, usually concerns the fall of an individual whose character is v good but not perfect and his misfortunes are brought about by the g tragic flaw. This flaw is the part of the character that personifies t him as being tragic. Miller uses this definition of a tragedy but h also broadens it including the common man. All of these a characteristics are seen in the plays Julius Caesar, Death of a c Salesman, and Oedipus Rex. S Although the title of the play Julius Caesar focuses on A Caesar, the play itself is really based on Brutus. "Brutus had C rather be a villager than to repute himself a son of Rome."(Act I, r scene II, line 172). This was said by Brutus after Cassius told him s how Caesar had become a towering figure over Rome and how h Caesar controls Rome. Notice the good in Brutus, and the C extremes he will go to in order to protect democracy in Rome e even if it means killing the one he loves, Caesar. Brutus possesses e one of the most tragic flaws.
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