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Examples of tragedy


Tragedy within the field of literature is a dramatic genre that is characterized mainly by the fateful outcomes that its characters usually have . The situations that occur can convey feelings of compassion and sadness.

These destinies are unavoidable and are often attributed to the gods. On the other hand, there are the tragedies of sublimation which have in the protagonist a person who faces adversity by his own means and strengths such as courage, strength, determination and this generates a positive impression on the reader.

The tragedy is also known as theatrical works with elements of classical Greek tragedy, having its origin in ancient Greece. This genre is made up of a verse and high pitch. In the same vein, the main characters can end up dead or in a very intense moral debacle, conflicts and discussions being very present in it and at the same time a fervor towards ideals such as love and human emotions can be felt.

This dramatic genre was represented in its beginnings as works of a religious nature, later they began to cover other topics reaching the political and social sphere. The authors that are considered as the promoters of this genre are Fornico, Tesis, Aeschylus who stood out for works such as “Orestadía”, “Agamemnon”, “La Eumenides”, among others.

On the other hand, it is known as tragedy events that occur in today’s society and that represent fatal situations such as natural phenomena, traffic accidents, fires and other similar situations.

Examples of tragedy

  1. Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
  2. Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
  3. Othello (William Shakespeare)
  4. The daughter of the air by Lope de Vega
  5. The death of César de Lope de Vega
  6. Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
  7. The Trojans (Euripides)
  8. Electra (Sophocles)
  9. Ajax of Sofocles
  10. The Cyclops of Euripides
  11. Goethe’s natural daughter
  12. Goethe’s Faust
  13. Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
  14. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  15. Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
  16. Helm of Athens by William Shakespeare
  17. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  18. Zaire from Voltaire
  19. Goethe’s accomplices
  20. The beautiful Aurora by Lope de Vega
  21. Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
  22. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  23. Lope de Vega’s castle without revenge
  24. The doctor of his honor of Calderón de la Barca
  25. The painter of his disgrace by Calderón de la Barca
  26. Federico García Lorca’s blood wedding
  27. Yerma by Federico García Lorca
  28. Euripides’ Medea
  29. The Heraclids
  30. Hippolytus of Euripides
  31. Andromache of Euripides
  32. Hecuba of Euripides
  33. The Folly of Heracles from Euripides
  34. Euripides supplicants
  35. Euripides ion
  36. Euripides’ Trojans
  37. Iphigenia in Euripides’ Tauris
  38. Electra of Euripides
  39. Helen of Euripides
  40. The Phoenicians of Euripides
  41. Orestes of Euripides
  42. Iphigenia in Euripides’ Aulis
  43. Baquides of Euripides
  44. Euripides’ Reso
  45. The Persians of Aeschylus
  46. The Seven Against Thebes of Aeschylus
  47. The supplicants of Aeschylus
  48. Agamemnon of Aeschylus
  49. The coephoras of Aeschylus
  50. Aeschylus’ Chained Prometheus

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