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  1. A Brief History & The Poetics

  2. History • Born 384 BCE • Student of Plato • 347 Moved on • Alexander the Great • School at Lyceum • Death of Alexander in 323/ Aristotle Escapes • Death 322

  3. Major Works • Logic • Physical works • Psychological works • Works on Natural History • Philosophical Works • Poetics

  4. The Poetics

  5. Comedy Action: Funny, “human weakness,” Fanciful. Characters: Common People Plot: Unexpectedevents, end is happy Focus: Teach a lesson about human limitation • Catharsis & Education through empathy.

  6. Tragedy Action: Serious, actual doings, “high importance’ Characters: Unique People Plot: Unity, logical events, end is suitable Focus: Nobility of humans, Freedom, knowledge, love • Catharsis: education through imitation

  7. Tragic Elements: Hero Man Noble or Upper Class or Elevated End up dead or Fundamentally changed Flaw

  8. Tragic Elements: Fall • Encounter great forces • Try to go against a set rule or norm • Personal character trait

  9. Tragic Elements : Plot • Realization • Fall • Resolution