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1.29.07 - January 29, 2007 Perspectives and Forms Tragedy...

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January 29, 2007 Perspectives and Forms Tragedy vs. Comedy Tragedy- Individual, comedy- society Death vs. endurance Defeat vs. survival Decay vs. growth Suffering vs. joy Tragedy Unhappy ending The first of great dramatic forms Makes a special statement about our fallibility Oedipus, Hamlet The hero alone and willful, asserts his or her intellect and energy against the ultimate  mysteries of an imperfect world Tragic Realization- the realization that follows the hero’s efforts usually takes one of two  directions: o That despite suffering, a world order exists and people can learn from suffering  (Oedipus) o Or that human acts and suffering in an indifferent or mechanical universe are futile  (A Streetcar Named Desire) But at the same time the hero’s protests against the nature of existence are to be celebrated Peripetia or Reversal
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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1.29.07 - January 29, 2007 Perspectives and Forms Tragedy...

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