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December 08, 2005

Tragedy and the Common Man

"The quality in such plays that does shake us, however, derives from the underlying fear of being displaced, the disaster inherent in being torn away from our chosen image of what or who we are in this world. Among us today this fear is as strong, and perhaps stronger, than it ever was. In fact, it is the common man who knows this fear best."

Out of all of the quotes this semester, I can truly apply myself to this one the best. It applies to me on the bases of fear in the common man (which I am). I speak for my self and many like me when I say that I indeed fear being displaced. I am constantly looking for things that define who I am and what I am in this world, as Miller said. This is why I think that the common man is so effective as a tragic hero. He can relate to the majority of the audience.

Posted by AndrewLoNigro at December 8, 2005 02:16 PM

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