Give a brief note on Sophocles.

Answer: Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. In 495 B.C. there was a child born about a mile outside of Athens. This child was to be named Sophocles. He was Read More

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Discuss about the Tragic Flaws as depicted in Oedipus the King.

Answer: This is a specific sort of flaw, also known as “Hamartia”, which is possessed by Aristotelian tragic heroes. It is a flaw which causes an otherwise noble or exceptional character to bring about his own downfall and, often, his eventual death. Examples of this could include hubris, misplaced trust, excessive curiosity, pride and lack Read More

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Describe the importance of Chorus as depicted in Sophocles’ plays.

Answer: Chorus, in drama and music, those who perform vocally in a group as opposed to those who perform singly. The chorus in Classical Greek drama was a group of actors who described and commented upon the main action of a play with song, dance, and recitation. Greek tragedy had its beginnings in choral performances, Read More

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