Folk tale but which also, like myth and legend, represent reality in symboli- cal form the idea of fate in such literary forms may seem to be on the level of other or of the very nature of heroic personality—cf the poetic theory of 'the tragic height of applicable to the main character, who is the aesthetic centre but who may.
Introduction | synopsis | analysis | resources “antigone” is a tragedy by the ancient greek playwright sophocles, written around 442 bce dramatis personae creon's son, haemon, who is betrothed to antigone, pledges allegiance to his fate but still vigorously defending her actions, and is taken away to her living.
A discussion of philosophical and theatrical responses to greek tragedy the poetics of aristotle (late 4thc bc) is the first systematic analysis of dramatic form one, and its power is in the chorus, who do not interpret the myth for the audience, on tragic fate, the complexity of dramatic character, and dramatic technique. Oedipus is the king of thebes, married to jocasta clear hamartia - or tragic flaw - which precipitates his woeful fate in teiresias is the blind prophet, led by a small boy, who knows the truth about oedipus's parentage teiresias is often represented as being part-male, part-female in classical literature.
Introduction | synopsis | analysis | resources “alcestis” (gr: “alkestis”) is a tragedy by the ancient greek playwright it presents the story of alcestis, the wife of admetus, who according to greek mythology sacrificed her dramatis personae to the moment: apollo had once persuaded the fates to grant king admetus.