The Structure of Tragedy

In our final lesson on tragedy, we are going to look at the structure that tragic stories follow, look at a special pyramid invented by a German man called Freytag, and discover why most tragic heroes have only got themselves to blame...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What do we call the main character in a tragedy?

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Q2.Which statement is correct?

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Q3.A Greek tragic hero's hamartia is usually...

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Q4.A Shakespearean tragic hero's hamartia is usually...

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Q5.Which is NOT an example of a flaw?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What do we call the main character in a tragedy?

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Q2.Which statement is correct?

2/5

Q3.A Greek tragic hero's hamartia is usually...

3/5

Q4.A Shakespearean tragic hero's hamartia is usually...

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Q5.Which is NOT an example of a flaw?

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Introduction to Tragedy: (The Structure of Tragedy)

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Q1.What is the name for 'the moment of greatest tension' in a tragedy?

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Q2.What happens to tragic hero, usually around the same time as the climax?

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Q3.What happens to the tragic hero during the 'falling action'?

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Q4.What happens in the denouement?

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Q5.Which part of the play introduces the plot?

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Introduction to Tragedy: (The Structure of Tragedy)

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is the name for 'the moment of greatest tension' in a tragedy?

1/5

Q2.What happens to tragic hero, usually around the same time as the climax?

2/5

Q3.What happens to the tragic hero during the 'falling action'?

3/5

Q4.What happens in the denouement?

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Q5.Which part of the play introduces the plot?

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Lesson summary: The Structure of Tragedy

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