The characters ofcomedy therefore tend to be plain, everyday figures (e.g., lower or middle-incomehusbands and wives, students and teachers, children and parents, butchers,bakers, and candlestick-makers ) instead of the kings, queens, heroes,plutocrats, and heads of state who form the oftragedy.
A group of characters in Greek tragedy (and in later forms of drama), who comment on the action of a play without participation in it. Their leader is the choragos. Sophocles' and both contain an explicit chorus with a choragos. Tennessee Williams's contains a character who functions like a chorus.
Revealed in the play Antigone, the female character is [exposed as a rebellion] awkward against the government; but in the play Apology, a male philosopher is seen as a martyr for his belief in a true justice system.
A quality of a play's action that stimulates the audience to feel pity for a character. Pathos is always an aspect of tragedy, and may be present in comedy as well.
In the Greek tradition, the title character is the protagonist, but in this play, the supposed antagonist Creon also displays characteristics of the protagonist....
The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and action, and cast in the form of a generalization. See discussion of Dickinson's "Crumbling is not an instant's Act."
Sophocles in his tragedy Antigone teaches about “morally desirable attitudes and behavior,” (4) and uses a woman as heroine and another woman in a supporting role to do most of the instructing of the audience in this regard....
A type of drama in which the characters experience of fortune, usually for the worse. In tragedy, and suffering await many of the characters, especially the hero. Examples include Shakespeare's and ; Sophocles' and , and Arthur Miller's . See and .
Antigone, however, contains all of the aspects that are required for her to be the main character. According to Aristotle's Poetics, there are four major traits, which are required of the tragic character. The character must be a good and upstanding person. The character must focus on becoming a...
When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations.
A weakness or limitation of character, resulting in the fall of the . Othello's jealousy and too trusting nature is one example. See and .
A contrast or discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen in life and in literature. In verbal irony, characters say the opposite of what they mean. In irony of circumstance or situation, the opposite of what is expected occurs. In dramatic irony, a character speaks in ignorance of a situation or event known to the audience or to the other characters. Flannery O'Connor's short stories employ all these forms of irony, as does Poe's "Cask of Amontillado."
King Kreon is the tragic hero in Antigone because he is the main character and he is opposed by an antagonist, Antigone, who disobeys Kreon’s decree to not bury Polynices’ body....
A privileged, exalted character of high repute, who, by virtue of a and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering. Sophocles' Oedipus is an example. See and .
King Kreon would be considered the protagonist because he is opposed by an antagonist and is the main character in the play, he has the tragic flaws of stubbornness and too much self-pride, and these flaws are struck with bad luck.