DRAMA 115FINAL PAPERSSPRING, 2010See your class syllabus for guidelines on form and content. Papers are due Apr 6 by 4:00 PM at room 206, CDA. 1. Aristotle says the tragichero is “capable of transcendent greatness and abject defeat.” In viewing the hero’s struggle to overcome the obstacles thrown in his path, we see some version of ourselves. We are moved and inspired by this struggle and undergo catharsisor purgation and revelation. Discuss this idea in relation to one of the characters we have studied who has touched you in this way. (Medea, Nora, Troy, Mother Courage…?)2. Comedyhas been defined as a play that “ends in affirmation”or “in all being set right with the world”. Support these definitions citing examples (with background) from at least two comedies studied this semester. (LYSISTRATA, EARNEST, DREAM) or refute using MISANTHROPE or TRUE WEST. What about HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE or WELL?3.
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