Murder in the Cathedral: A Play for the Audience by T.S. Elliot

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This essay explores this concept of the play and also talks about how Eliot uses his characters to develop this theme.

“When one puts any amount of thought into Shakespearean tragedy, the concept of catharsis, the link
between the tragic hero and the audience is most obvious. In T.S. Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral,
the audience has a much larger role than in traditional tragedy.”


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