Aristotles_Dramatic_Structure

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Aristotle’s Dramatic Structure Professor Hozefa Haveliwala
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Who is Aristotle? Aristotle (Aristoteles) (384 BCE – March 7, 322 BCE) was a Greek scientist and philosopher. Along with Plato, he is often considered to be one of the two most influential philosophers in Western thought.
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Who is Aristotle? In his major philosophical work “Poetics”, Aristotle outlined the six components of dramatic structure, which is basically the “skeleton,” or the form, through which all dramatic literature is organized, especially the Greek tragedies written by the likes of Sophocles and Aeschylus.
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Aristotle’s Dramatic Structure is important to us, because you’ll soon notice that most of the narratives written in the Western world today – from plays to short stories and novels, from ancient Greece right up to the 21 st century - are organized the way Aristotle had explained them centuries ago. You’ll find that much of the works we read in
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