The Tragic Hero in Rattigan’s Adventure Story A Study of His Moral Decline ( Vol-2,Issue-6,November - December 2017 )
Author: Professor Saddik Gohar
Keyword: Tragic hero; moral decline; metamorphosis; suicide; ambition; violence; Persian; Greek; military; victory; defeat; power
Abstract: According to Aristotle’s theory disseminated in The Poetics, the tragic hero should be a man with a towering personality who, due to a certain tragic flaw, undergoes some sort of transformation from prosperity to adversity, which leads to his tragic downfall. This paper explores the moral decline of Alexander, the protagonist of Terence Rattigan’s play Adventure Story in the light of Aristotle’s concept of the tragic hero and within the context of the play itself.
Rattigan, Terence. Adventure Story. London: Samuel French Ltd, 1950.
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