Elizabethan Tragedy

Elizabethan Tragedy:
                                    ”Elizabethan tragedy differs from the Aristotelian tragedy in that it originally was didactic (instructional) a warning against the dangers of tyranny, usurpation, and political unrest.”

“In Elizabethan revenge tragedy, someone (usually the hero) attempts to right a wrong, and in the attempt, brings about his own bloody downfall as well as the downfall of the wrong-doer. The desire for revenge often caused the character's madness and/or death since revenge is rightly the province of God rather than humans.” 

A brief definition of Elizabethan Tragedy:
                                                               “The distinction between tragedy and comedy, still useful in our age, was particularly important in Shakespeare's time.
The elizabethan tragedy was the still familiar tale of a great man or woman brought low through hubris or fate (though some of Shakespeare's tragic heroes--Romeo, say, or Timon, or Macbeth--do not easily accommodate Aristotle's definition of the type).”

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