A Brief History & The Poetics. History Born 384 BCE Student of Plato 347 Moved on Alexander the Great School at Lyceum Death of Alexander in 323/ Aristotle.

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  • Slide 1
  • A Brief History & The Poetics
  • Slide 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
  • Slide 3
  • Major Works Logic Physical works Psychological works Works on Natural History Philosophical Works Poetics
  • Slide 4
  • The Poetics Lies = detriment to society Therefore Imitation is a detriment to Society Untrue =Lie False =Untrue Society Says Imitations =False Catharsis Is necessary for good health Learning Is a great pleasure for everyone. Aristotle Says Imitation is natural and is way to learn
  • Slide 5
  • Comedy Action : Funny, human weakness, Fanciful. Characters: Common People Plot: Unexpected events, end is happy Focus: Teach a lesson about human limitation Catharsis & Education through empathy.
  • Slide 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
  • Slide 7
  • Tragic Elements: Hero Man Noble or Upper Class or Elevated End up dead or Fundamenta lly changed Flaw
  • Slide 8
  • Tragic Elements: Fall Encounter great forces Try to go against a set rule or norm Personal character trait
  • Slide 9
  • Tragic Elements : Plot Realization Fall Resolution

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