The Concept Of Nature And Verisimilitude In Aristo

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The work of both Aristotle and Horace, have enormous implication form the time it was originally produced till nowadays, through the centuries their critical analysis had served as tools which others used to enhance and develop theatre theory and criticism. However their implication seems greater in the Renaissance, a period in which by far has the ancient works been used to shape critical thought, and served as foundations upon which to expand and develop. However, the above stated can easily lead one to conclude that the works mentioned are of a great importance to the theatrical text in general, and not only in a particular historic period but through his first occurrences to present day, and that undeniably shows the direct even if not always effortlessly notable connection, between the ancient works and any dramatic criticism subsequently. Furthermore considering this fact the aim of this work will be to show explicitly, the importance of the role of nature and verisimilitude, in the ancient works and their use and implication in the Renaissance, and by doing I hope that I should be able to prove the direct link between the classical and Renaissance criticism. However before shall I begun I believe it is crucially important to be mention that, although undoubtedly the Renaissance criticism is based after the classical models of Aristotle and Horace and few other authors who would not be mention since their work is not a subject of that assignment. One also can sharply sense how conflicting the two literature schools could be, and the notion of rebellion of the modern towards the ancient could be strongly felt However fist, variable that we have to take in notion while reading both Aristotle and Horace, and looking for implications of their work in the Renaissance text is, that all literature writings are in straightforward connection with the literal culture and environment of their place and time, this fact should not be neglected and one should try to perceive and comprehend the theories through the prism of their own time. If one fails to do so, he risks to be misled and he might fail to notice the thin link which in the case of that assignment is, between the ancient classic text and its Renaissance counterparts. The both text discussed here are been used on numerous occasions in the Renaissance as a sort of manual to dramatic criticism, and number of Renaissance critics had based their own work on them. However as we already mention the renaissance text gained the bulk of his concepts form the classical works, however we are obliged to admit that that process was not a simply one way copying of already established notion but rather a homogenous one in which the old and the new idea influenced each other to produces, or rather develop new whole. Not long after the books on the theory and practice of literature, Aristotle's Poetics and Horace's The Art of Poetry, became available to the general public they started sharply to influence and...

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