Tradegy. Tragedy. A tragedy, according to Aristotle, focuses on the effect of the play on the audience and on the nature of the tragic hero. The hero, he says, inspires “pity” and “fear” in the audience. The Tragic Hero. Is a man of noble stature.
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Revenge tragedy-this play consists of a murder that has to be avenged by a relative of the victim.
Typically, the victim’s ghost appears to demand revenge, and invariably madness of some sort is worked into subsequent events, which ultimately result in the deaths of the murderer, the avenger, and a number of other characters.
Crime, madness, ghostly anguish, poison, overheard conversations, conspiracies, and a final scene littered with corpses.
How does Hamlet transcend the conventions of revenge tragedy?