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clear plot, strong conflict, parts in a play

What are the qualities of a play?


plot empasizes cause drama always has conflict, obvious and dramatic


What is important about characters?

Round Characters

have the ability to change and develop allusion of reality


basic outline of events that concern the characters


arrangement of events w/in a a play emphasizing casuality


creates suspense, determines character's actions



has to be complete and carry the play

what is important about dialogue


purging of emtions

Noble Character

Someone high up in the hierarchy

not all good or evil

Something about the main character?

Misfortune Hamlet and Ophelia

something brough on by erroe od judgement given an example

Reversal of fate or discover of something

What does drama lie on?

more focus, staging, cant show thoughts or moitvations

What are the limitations on drama?

actions and words, soliloquy, aside

How can drama be seen?

Dramatic Irony

When we know something the character doesnt

single plot, single place, single day

What happens in a classical greek drama?

Comedy drama

What kind of plays did Shakespeare make?

exposition, comlication, climax, denoument

What are the expositions of a plot?

Human Character

man brings his own fate upon himself through his weakness


Determined by the stars


literary technique that attempts to create the appearnce of life as it is actually experienced


idea that human beings are part of nature

Tragic Flaw

an error or defect that leads to his downfall such as greed pride or ambition


a single plot, place, action taken, place in a single day


What kind of play is Glass Menagerie

point of view

who tells the story and how it is told

third person narrator

uses he or she os i to tell the story and does not participate in the action

first person narrator

uses I and is a major and minor participant in the cation

objective Point of View

third person narrator who does not see into the mind of any character

stream of conciousness

get inside a character's mind, conscious or unconscious

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