By: CM 2nd Period


A tragedy is a play that ends unhappily. Most classic Greek tragedies deal with serious, universal themes such as right and wrong justice and injustice life and death. Tragedies pit human limitations against the larger forces of destiny. The protagonist of most classical tragedies is a tragic hero. This hero is noble and in many ways admirable has a tragic flaw, a personal failing that leads to a tragic end


A comedy is a play that ends happily. The plot usually centers on a romantic conflict. Boy meets girl >> boy loses girl >> boy wins girl.The main characters in a comedy could be anyone: nobility, townspeople, servants. Comic complications always occur before the conflict is resolved. In most cases, the play ends with a wedding.