Aristotle Tragic Hero Quotes

Aristotle Tragic Hero Quotes


"Tragedy is an imitation not only of a complete action, but of events inspiring fear and pity. Such an effect is best produced when the events come on us by surprise; and the effect is heightened when, at the same time, they follow as cause and effect. The tragic wonder will then be great than if they happened of themselves or by accident; for even coincidences are most striking when they have an air of design." Aristotle. IMG
"To joke in the face of danger is the supreme politeness, a delicate refusal to cast oneself as a tragic hero." Edmond Rostand. IMG
"If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play" Tupac Shakur. IMG
"The tragic hero prefers death to prudence. The comedian prefers playing tricks to winning. Only the villain really plays to win." Mason Cooley. IMG
"Life is tragic but it's equally comic." John Banville. IMG
"Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals" Terry Pratchett. IMG
"The best tragedies are conflicts between a hero and his destiny." Aristotle. IMG
"The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse and when he dies he is not reconciled to the law but defiant, that is, damned. Lear is not a tragic hero, Othello is." W H Auden. IMG
"Walt Disney was my great hero." Stanislav Grof. IMG


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