Greek Tragedy

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Honors English II (Greek Drama) Note on Greek Tragedy, created by williamus11 on 02/13/2016.

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Greek Tragedy Plot The plot of a Greek tragedy explained what happened to a person who disobeyed the gods, or was too proud The root of these plays is that man cannot avoid suffering In almost all of the tragedies, man has excessive pride. As a result, he thinks he can avoid the will of the gods or fate Tragedies come from the belief that man were subjects to the will of the gods and fate The Greek Tragic Hero This person (man or woman), needed to be capable of great suffering Disaster is struck on this person, because of a single flaw, or hamartia Hubris excessive pride leads to suffering, followed by the understanding of where the person stands in society Purpose teaches a lesson through the suffering of the person in the play teaches that the sufferings are because of the disobedience shown to the gods or fate

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