Sophocles uses the downfall of a tragic character to

Sophocles uses the downfall of a tragic character to

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  1. He uses it to cleanse us of all negative feelings and emotions, while still teaching us how to be better people. The tragic character is usually someone who is better than us and is supposed to inspire us to be better.

  2. Sophocles uses the downfall of a tragic character to produce fear and pity in the audience. After that, he uses catharsis to give them a relief from such feelings.

  3. Produce fear and pity in the audience.

    Explanation:

    This is the main purpose of the downfall of a tragic character. In his tragedies, Sophocles uses the downfall of the protagonist in order to give the audience a feeling of catharsis. Catharsis refers to the purification that people get by releasing repressed emotions (mainly pity and fear). This also brings about a sense of renewal and restoration for the audience that is watching the drama.

  4. Sophocles uses the downfall of a tragic character to produce fear and pity in the audience

    This is refered to as catharsis and according to Aristotle it is the goal of the entire tragedy.

    Catharsis is defined as the purification and purgation of emotions. Particularly pity and fear. Through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration. It is a metaphor originally employed by Aristotle in the Poetics, which compares the impact of tragedy on the mind of a spectator to the effect of a cathartic on the body

  5. The correct answer is produce fear and pity in the audience

    This is called catharsis and was defined by Aristotle as being the goal of the entire tragedy. 

  6. produce fear and pity in the audience

    Explanation:

    A tragic hero was defined by Aristotle as someone with a terrible misfortune brought due to an error of judgment, and whose downfall provokes pity and fear in the public.

    Oedipus Rex is a play by Sophocles that is a great example of Aristotle´s tragic hero, as he created his own downfall by refusing to listen to Tiresias´ predictions.

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