The Tragic Hero Through Ages

The Tragic Hero Through Ages

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The Tragic Hero through Ages is an illuminating work on the greatest Greek and English tragedies and their heroes. The first chapter deals with the Greek tragedies and their heroes. The next three chapters study the outstanding pre-Shakespearean, Shakespearean and post-Shakespearean tragedies and their heroes. The Miltonic and the Byronic heroes have been studied in fifth and sixth chapters, respectively. The closing chapter summarizes the whole work and many undiscovered facts have been brought to light. It is genuine contribution to the whole theory of Greek and English tragic drama. It embodies the most famous speeches and best scenes from the greatest Greek and English Tragedies: their short summaries and the lifelike portraits of their heroes. It is a running commentary on the Greek and English tragic drama, spreading over a span of 2500 years with all its charm and grandeur. It is a colossal work with the finish of an exquisite piece of jewellery.Hamlet is the greatest tragic hero created by Shakespeare. The miracle of Shakespearean tragic hero is that his virtues help in his destruction. Hamlet and Othello have marked dissimilarities yet both have some common traits of character.

Title:The Tragic Hero Through Ages
Author: Karuna Shanker Misra
Publisher:Northern Book Centre - 1992-01-01

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