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In Ancient Greecewhile having just invented theater, it didn't take long to get to where the average audience member recognized Comedy Tropes as Tropes. How comedic writers dealt with this became a trope in and of itself. As the Fourth Wall wasn't strong, a character would address the audience, say that Tropes Are Not Goodand say how this play was special because of all the Undead Horse Tropes it wasn't using, which was always a lie.
The lie was either indirect listing various tropes it wasn't using, but using other equally hackneyed old tropes or absolutely bald-faced. Of course, since writing plays was much more competitive, this must have seemed like sports players boasting.
But it also implies a truly odd appreciation for tropes and how they get used. Just think of it: Post-Modernism is actually Older Than Feudalism!
Aristotle was also responsible for the laws of unities, which held that a play should be set in one location, concern one action, and take place in one hour period.
These laws were taken seriously for much longer than playwrights honoured them; Samuel Johnson was forced to defend Shakespeare years after the Bard's death over his disregard of the unities. Another nail in the coffin of this trope was writers realizing that these laws were not so much laws as an attempt at description of the plays Aristotle knew about.
It was only made law by neoclassisists who made Aristotle's work Serious Business. The decline of reliance on ancient classics meant the end of this trope. Of course, very short, single-setting plays are still being written and performed; it's just that playwrights now do this because it suits the nature of an individual work, not out of some sense of tradition or obligation.
Mozart's Don Giovanni is an especially late example, as English-language playwrights had discarded the idea of the unities a century earlier.
The original Greek Muses: The nine Greek Muses represented art forms that are almost all discarded now though the Muses live on, they've been reincarnated as patrons of different arts. Clio Muse of History and Terpsichore Muse of Dance are the only two Muses you can expect a reasonably large number of people to remember, and then only because their names live on in the somewhat obscure words "cliometrics" and "terpsichorean.
An ancestor of the Four-Temperament Ensemble Trope, this is a debunked medical belief that dates back to Ancient Egyptwhich basically states that a balance of four bodily fluids or humors — blood, mucous, black bile, and yellow bile — in the body are needed for good health. It further states that each fluid is related to one of the four elements or nature and emotions, temperamentsand characteristics are grouped into categories based on one humor.
Modern medicine which realizes the true functions of the humors debunked this, and the belief rarely shows up nowadays. It does, however, still show up in the use of words such as choleric or sanguine, and knowledge of the basics of this theory is still useful in literary studies due to its copious use in older works.
The Green Ronin D20 book Guide to Fiends presents the Distender, a type of devil who can control emotions in mortals via use of the four humors.Everything you ever wanted to know about the quotes talking about Gender in The Yellow Wallpaper, written by experts just for you.
HISTORY AND THEORY OF FEMINISM The term feminism can be used to describe a political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing equal rights and legal protection for women. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman is showing her readers that the male doctors were not listening to their female patients.
It is these patronizing attitudes that Gilman is fighting against, and she does so by illustrating the ways that rigid gender roles have a negative effect on both women and men.
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