Why is it such a tragedy??. Final Analysis of Julius Caesar. Think of the las t time you heard this:. “That was a real tragedy.” or “That was so tragic.”. “Tragedy is when I cut my finger.” . “Comedy is when you fall down a sewer.” . -- Comedian Mel Brooks . But what is
Final Analysis of Julius Caesar
you heard this:
“That was a real tragedy.” or “That was so tragic.”
“Tragedy is when I cut my finger.”
“Comedy is when you fall down a sewer.”
-- Comedian Mel Brooks
A tragedy is a dramatic form with a few distinguishing characteristics:
1. The story focuses on a TRAGIC HERO - a person of high rank.
2. This character experiences a “reversal of fortune” that ends in his downfall.
3. Audiences feel pity for the character (called a catharsis)
4. The character contributes to his downfall because of a
Tragic Flaw (hamartia)
A character’s tragic flaw is the weakness in his/her character that causes the character’s downfall.
Some common examples of tragic flaws are pride, jealousy, greed, anger, and idealism.