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

dc.contributor.advisorEddy, Darlene Mathis, 1937-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRider, Norma Jean, 1925-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T19:30:55Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T19:30:55Z
dc.date.created1972en_US
dc.date.issued1972
dc.description.abstractThis 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.description.degreeThesis (M.A.)
dc.format.extentii, 143 leaves ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z72 1972 .R54en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/180592
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes in literature.en_US
dc.subject.otherShakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Tragedies.en_US
dc.subject.otherSophocles.en_US
dc.titleSome aspects of the tragic hero's relationship to world order in Sophoclean and Shakespearean tragedyen_US
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