Review “Aristotle’s Concept of Tragedy” (pp. 1203-1205) and Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy of the Common Man” (pp. 1831-1833).
Compose a three- to five-page essay on the following topic:
Decide for yourself what tragedy is, and then examine Oedipus the King and Death of a Salesman as tragedies. How are they different from or similar to one another? Realizing that 2400 years separate these plays, what do these differences/ similarities mean?
To successfully complete this assignment, document your evidence. Review “Document Sources Using MLA Style,” beginning on page 1978, and follow these guidelines:
•create a clear and limiting title (a title page will not be necessary)
•double-space your essay
•use standard margins
•number your pages
•set off and indent ten spaces, and double space quoted material over three lines
•proofread your essay carefully.
If you have any questions about this assignment, don’t hesitate to contact your Instructor.