A classical comedy is likely to be mannered, even stilted, and some might not call it comedy at all. Tragedy can be classified in two ways with reference to its form or structure and with reference to its matter or theme. It is here that all tragedy is one. Modern tragedy redefines the genre, with ordinary protagonists, realistic timelines and settings, and multiple plots. In Classical tragedy, he said the human “will” was “exhibited as struggling with fate, a great and beautiful instance and illustration of which is the Prometheus of Aeschylus; and the deepest effect is produced, when the fate is represented as a higher and intelligent will.”. Classical tragedy is a famous form of drama that originates from Greek literary tradition. Classical tragedy preserves the unities -- one timespan, one setting, one story -- as they originated in the Greek theater.

From the earliest time broadly speaking tragedy has asumed only two forms Classical and Romantic. These brave, royal and noble heroes often face a reversal of their fortune. From the earliest time broadly speaking tragedy has asumed only two forms Classical and Romantic. It defines a tragic plot as one with a noble or royal character losing, through his pride and prize. The main differences between classical tragedy and romantic tragedy are differences in the status and the structure of the theaters, in the structure and technique of the plays themselves, in … Where tragedy is concerned, the tragedy is generally there to behold: not many laughs in “Phaedre” or Shakespeare’s “Othello”.

The essence of tragedy, be it Greek or Shakespearean is the rendering of human suffering and a contemplation of the nature of man’s destiny in relation to the universe. It also defines a tragic plot as one with a royal character losing, through his own pride, a mighty prize.