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College Essays related to 'Tragedy'

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Tragedy & Tragic Heroes In Macbeth, Death Of A Salesman, & More

A 6 page paper defining classic Aristotelian form of tragedy and how it is expressed in Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, The Metamorphosis, and The Stranger. 2 source bib



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Tragedy in "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare

In 5 pages the author discusses the element of tragedy in "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare. All is not as it seems in Ephesus. Are all of the townspeople mad or is there a reason for their confusion? This is a play about familial relationships and mistaken identity. The play is a farce on relationships and how confused people can get when all is not as it seems to be. Intertwined in all of the farcical elements of the play there is an underlying tragic element, although this play was written as a comedy. No additional sources cited.



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Tragedy and Illusion in "Death of a Salesman" and "View from the Bridge"

A six page paper comparing these two plays by Arthur Miller. The paper concludes that in both plays, the hero is standing in the midst of a tidal wave of reality against which he cannot possibly win, and yet he refuses to back down because that would mean ceasing to believe in the illusion that sustains him. Bibliography lists six sources.



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Tragedy and the Tragic Hero

A five page work comparing Sophocles' Oedipus, Homer's Odysseus, and Shakespeare's Macbeth as tragic heroes, and the works in which they serve as protagonist ("Oedipus Rex," the "Odyssey," and "Macbeth") as tragedies. The paper concludes that Odysseus is not a tragic hero at all, because his problems do not arise from a doomed conflict between external forces and his own tragic flaw; while that is, indeed, the case with both Oedipus and Macbeth. Bibliography lists three sources.



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Tragedy of Characters: Joyce Carol Oates

A 7 page paper which discusses the tragedy found in the main characters of some of Joyce Carol Oates' short stories. The stories discussed are "The Passion of Rydcie Mather," "Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?," and "The Crying Baby." Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.



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Tragedy and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"

An 8 page paper which discusses whether or not the twentieth-century play should be regarded as a tragedy, according to Aristotle's definition. Bibliography lists 8 sources.



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Tragedy in King Lear

A 5 page paper which examines the nature of the tragedy present in Shakespeare's King Lear. No additional sources cited.



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Tragedy in "Death of a Salesman"

A 4 page paper which examines the tragedy of ignorance in the character of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.



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TRAGEDY AS PORTRAYED IN THE PLAYS: OEDIPUS REX AND DEATH OF A SALESMAN

This 3 page paper examines the writings of Miller and Aristotle as concerns tragic plays. Their concepts are exampled in Death of a Salesman and Oedipus Rex. Quotes cited from texts. Bibliographpy lists 4 sources.



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Tragedy in Plays

A 4 page paper which examines tragedy in "Othello" by Shakespeare, "A Doll's House" by Ibsen, and "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles. No additional sources cited.



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Tragedy as Viewed by Philosophers

This 5 page paper presents a look at tragedy as a concept, but mostly for how it is viewed by a variety of philosophers. The old Greek tragedy concept is touched on as well as the master/salve paradigm. Many of Nietzsche's ideas are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.



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Tragedy of the Commons

This 4 page paper answers several questions about the essay "Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin. Bibliography lists 2 sources.



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Tragedy of Dido

A 3 page essay that examines Book Four of Virgil's epic poem of Rome's founding, the Aeneid, which relates the tragic love of Dido for the epic's hero Aeneas. This section of the poem pictures the course of Dido's love in five stages, which range from her realization that she loves Aeneas to her suicide, as his ships sail away. Throughout this narrative, Virgil pictures love as the equivalent to disease, an external force that subverts attention from what it truly important in life, that is, one's responsibilities. The implication in the poem is that Aeneas, being male, is better able to keep a proper focus than is the hapless, lovelorn Dido. No additional sources cited.



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Tragedy in "Death of a Salesman"

A 5 page paper which examines tragedy and the tragedy in "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. Bibliography lists 3 sources.



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Tragedy and Triumph: Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela

A 3 page exploration of how tragedy can be turned into a positive impetus for strength and triumph. The author uses Frankl and Mandela as examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.




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