Tag Difference between Antigone and King Lear

Compare and Contrast Antigone and King Lear

It is generally accepted that Renaissance tragedy is more akin to Greek tragedy than to the modern era (Bush 1965, 92). Aristotle's concept of tragedy as an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and possessing magnitude...in the mode of action; not narrated; and effecting pity, fear and catharsis of emotions, lies true to both Greek and Renaissance tragedies. Alongside these conventional notions of tragedy, we come to see certain aspects of these plays which are unique in discussing themes of power, pride, individual suffering, misogyny, fate, destiny and human action. It is interesting to note how such themes have permeated the tragedies of both these eras, accounting for a remarkable similarity in the concerns of men of the two ages.
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