How Aristotle’s Poetics Applies to Shakespeare’s Plays
A look at how Aristotle’s influential pamphlet, which talks a great deal about tragedy, finds expression in Shakespeare.
`Aristotle’s Poetics1 is considered to be the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In Aristotle’s opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy, all other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. `