Unit1: Plato and Aristotle

1.0     Objectives
1.1     Introduction
        Self-Check Questions for 1.1
1.2     Relevance of Classical Criticism
       
Self-Check Questions for 1.2
1.3     Plato’s Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle’s Defence
        1.3.1    Aristotle's Reply to Plato's Objection
        1.3.2    Aristotle's Objection to the Theory of Mimesis
       
Self-Check Questions for 1.3
1.4     Aristotle’s Concept of Tragedy
        1.4.1     The Definition of Tragedy
        1.4.2     Six Formative Elements of Tragedy
        1.4.3     Plot and Character
        1.4.4     The Tragic Hero
       
Self-Check Questions for 1.4
1.5      The Three Unities
        1.5.1     Unity of Action
        1.5.2     Unity of Time    
        1.5.3     Unity of Place
       
Self-Check Questions for 1.5
1.6      Functions of Tragedy
        1.6.1     Why Aristotle had adopted this theory
        1.6.2     The Meaning of Catharsis
        1.6.3     The Relevance of the Theory of Catharsis in the Present                   Scenario
               
Self-Check Questions for 1.6
1.7      Let us Sum up
1.8      Glossary of Key Terms
1.9      Reading List



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