Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Essay | Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: the Exploration of a Tragic Hero

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: the Exploration of a Tragic Hero

Summary: A look at Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and how authors used tragedy to make a story a good read.
Tragic and hero may not be words that easily reveal a relationship, but throughout literature the two have been linked to create an enthralling read. The emergence of the tragic hero seemed to take shape in ancient Greece where such works as Oedipus and Antigone were popular among all classes of people. Aristotle defined a tragedy as "the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself. It incorporates incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish the catharsis of such emotions." Though Greece may be credited with the creation of tragic heroes, the theme is seen in literary works across many different cultures, including England. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one such English work where the development of the main character, Gawain, follows the pattern of the classical tragic...

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