2. Six constituent parts: Plot, Character, Thought, Diction,
The first importance in tragedy, soul of the tragedy.
Plot includes of a logical and inevitable sequence of
The action tragedy imitates is its plot.
Completeness of plot- Beginning, Middle, and End
Magnitude- length/ size
Kinds of Plots – Simple and Complex
Unity of Plot
3. 2. Character:
In a perfect tragedy character will support the plot.
Four essential of successful characterization:
• The characters must be good.
• The characters must be appropriate.
• The characters must be true to life.
• The characters must be consistent.
• Thought is third in importance.
• It is found when something has to be proven.
4. • The Aristotle says little about thought.
• It also includes themes of the play.
• Thought that is, the ability of saying what is
possible and appropriate in given circumstances.
• Thought is the intellectual element in a tragedy and
it is expressed through the speech of a character.
• It is the selection of words or vocabulary used by
• Diction is the expression of the meaning in words;
and its essence is the same both in verse and prose.
5. • He meant on it used and various kinds on themes
of verses fit for evoking emotions which the poet
wanted to evoke.
5. Music/ Melody:
• Song or the Lyrical element is to be found in the
choric parts of a tragedy.
• It distinguishes the tragedy from the epic.
• It add fluid narrative style and make aware the
audience about the events that don’t occur before
their eyes or on the stage.
• Catches the attention of the audience.
6. 6. Spectacle:
• Spectacle is the organization of the scenic effects on
• The spectacle has more to do with stagecraft than
with the writing of poetry, and hence Aristotle is of
the view that the dramatist must depend for his
effects on his own powers, rather than on spectacle.
• There can be no worse enemy of the art of the
dramatist, than the theater manager.