Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Revenge Tragedy


  • 'Revenge is a wild kind of justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out' 
  • Senecan/Blood tragedy 
  • Motivated by revenge/codes of honour
  • Violence/Blood
  • Supernatural
  • Set in different countries- Spain/Italy which are associated with corruption,sin and lust
  • Corruption- political/social 
  • Machiavelli/Malcontent
  • Grotesque comedy- tragic events and gruesome
  • Revenger dies and causes them to become morally corrupt
  • Madness

  • Aristotle/Seneca
  • Aspects of revenge tragedy
  • Morality play tradition
  • Emerging trend of domestic tragedy eg. Othello
  • Tragedy of the state = Hamlet and King Lear but The White Devil is one of sex and lust

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