Ristotles Poetics vs. The Lottery and The Bourne Identity
After you have completed this activity, you will be able to dissect the plots from a?The Lotterya? and The Bourne Identity and describe how these works relate to Aristotleas Poetics.
Before continuing with this activity, make sure that you have completed the following:
Read: The Lotteryby Shirley Jackson,
View: The Bourne Identity
Now complete the following:
a?a¦the Plot is the imitation of the actionfor, by plot, I here mean the arrangement of the incidentsa¦ most important of all is the structure of the incidentsa¦ The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.a? (Aristotle, Poetics)
In your essay, discuss how the above quotations from Aristotleas Poetics apply to the plot structure and characters in a?The Lotterya? and The Bourne Identity. Give at least two examples from each work studied.
Based on the guiding question above, compose an essay of about 400-600 words that is based on your readings and the other assignments in this module that clearly answers the question. Your essay must be double-spaced and written according to APA or MLA writing style. Submit your essay and a cover sheet in one WORD document and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox.