Analyse how the traditional conventions of tragedy are manipulated through the use of visual and/or verbal features in the film Gladiator by Ridley Scott The movie ‘Gladiator’ is a tragedy created by Ridley Scott used as a mode to toy with an audiences emotion using the character of Maximus, our Aristotelian-perfect tragic hero of the […]

Knowledge of the Aristotelian tragic hero reveals much about Shakespeare’s intentions in the tragedy King Lear The tragic hero is a staple to the quintessential tragedy according to philosopher Aristotle which follows a protagonist on his downwards spiral into tragedy, hence the name the ‘tragic’ hero. The tragic hero could be defined by a character […]