5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Tragic Hero
- Recognition (Anagnoresis)
- Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)
- a A change for ignorance to awareness
- b The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- c A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
- d Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
- e Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure
5 Multiple choice questions
- The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
- Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers
- First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
- The two parts of a choral ode in classical greek drama, sung while movement is executed, chorus sings while moving east to west deciding on two sides of an issue.
- These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
5 True/False questions
Sophocles → Great, famous author, considered the height of Greek tragedy. Held the jobs of soldier, general, and government official in his life. Built his stories on dramatic irony. Hated arrogance, common theme of his was to accept your fate.
Dionysus → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
Areté → ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
Choregos → Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
dramatic irony → A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw