Othello - Five Rules of a Tragedy
Five Rules of a Tragedy
- The tragic hero must be one who holds a very high possession and has extraordinary power or qualities. The tragic hero therefore falls from a high and that arouses emotions of pity and fear.
- though the tragic hero has great qualities he has some weaknesses. This is what we call the tragic flow. This is responsible for his down flow. His downfall is the result of his own fall free choice. Not the result of accident of fate.
- The hero's misfortune is not fully deserved. When the tragic hero falls we feel the sad sense at the waste of human greatness. What we remember is not his weakness but his greatness
- Though the tragic hero dies he acquires some self knowledge. He learns something he had not learn before.
- At the end of the tragedy we are left with a sense of or at the fall of the hero. We have not only a sense of waste but a fresh recognition of human greatness.