Unities | Literary Term In English Literature | Definition with examples | Learning The Easy Way


According to Aristotle, every drama must follow three unities. There are

1. Unity of action.

2. Unity of time.

3. Unity of place.

Unity of action: 

The unity of action means the compactness of the incidents of a play. Aristotle said that the incident of the play should be connected with each other. The plot should be maintain sequence. Any unnecessary action should not come in the plot.

Unity of time: 

According to Aristotle, The duration of a play should be limited. It may "single revolution of the sun" or twenty four hours. 

Unity of place: 

The unity of place means the closeness of the places. The action of the play should be confined to one locale or one city.

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