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Volume 148, 2022The 2nd International Conference on Public Relations and Social Sciences (ICPRSS 2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Research on Public Education and Cultural and Sports Undertakings|
|Published online||31 October 2022|
On the Tragedy of Cao Yu’s Yuanye
Master of Art in Aesthetics of literature and Art, Jiangsu Ocean University
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In the realm of aesthetics, tragedy is known as “the highest stage and crown”, and its artistry is difficult to describe in simple words, as it mostly touches our senses and reveals the supreme value of beauty. Cao Yu wrote his play Yuanye against the backdrop of rural feudal society. The thesis will be based on Aristotle’s theory of tragedy and will talk about its tragic nature from three aspects. Firstly, Cao Yu has created many vivid and tragic minor characters; secondly, the realism and tragedy of the plot details build up multiple dramatic conflicts, amplifying the tragedy and giving the audience strong sensory stimulation to achieve resonance; finally, its profound theme of revenge is a manifestation of the inferiority of the Chinese peasants under the feudal society the - absurd tradition of “ The son must pay his father’s debts”, which amplifies the tragic effect of the whole play.
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