definition of tragedyWith reference to Aristotle's poetics,discuss the significance of "Definition of Tragedy"
While the definition and interpretation of "tragedy" has changed over the centuries, it always includes a protagonist who falls from grace due to a "tragic flaw"--sometimes a weakness in his character and sometimes a circumstance of which he has no control. The fact that the tragedy is expected to produce audience enjoyment creates an unusual paradox.
Since you ask specifically about Aristotle, he defined tragedy as events of a certain magnitude. We usually think of tragedy as being bigger than life, an event out of proportion with normal life, usually a terrible one.
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I think a tragedy is when the protagonist (the main character) starts off good, but ends up either a) dead or b) in a death like state. Shakespeare has some great tragedies out there!
Tragedy is simply a disastrous event either expected or unexpected
Tragedy: A dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or a sober theme.