Some aspects of the tragic hero's relationship to world order in Sophoclean and Shakespearean tragedy

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dc.contributor.advisor Eddy, Darlene Mathis, 1937- en_US
dc.contributor.author Rider, Norma Jean, 1925- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:55Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1972 .R54 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180592
dc.description.abstract This thesis considered seven aspects of the relationship of the tragic hero with his world in the four major tragedies of Shakespear—Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear—and in four tragedies of Sophocles—Oedipus, Antigone, Ajax and Women of Trachis. All the plays with the exception of Women of Trachis, were found depicting a hero who represented his society and had freedom of choice and action, but whose mistaken view of himself and his role in life led to conflict with the cosmos, to rebellion and a trial by suffering which resulted in a kind of insanity, and finally to self-recognition through submission and purgation.The thesis also discussed Sophocles’ and Shakespeare’s concern with justice as reflected in their use of trial imagery, and Shakespear’s indebtedness to the classic chain of being concept and to the Platonic emphasis on reason and courage in a hero, or leader.
dc.format.extent ii, 143 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heroes in literature. en_US
dc.subject.other Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragedies. en_US
dc.subject.other Sophocles. en_US
dc.title Some aspects of the tragic hero's relationship to world order in Sophoclean and Shakespearean tragedy en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416006 en_US


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