“The Tragedy” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)

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“The Tragedy” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)

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7 Basic Plots - #6 "Tragedy"

Oct 13, 2022

On its surface, The Tragedy is a story we all know well—a sad and dark string of events that ultimately lead to a hero’s doom. (Debbie downer, I know). 

But for Christopher Booker’s book 7 Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, it follows another clear plot pattern that is well worth studying. 

From Romeo and Juliet to Bonnie and Clyde, tragedies tell us about a hero/heroine’s run with temptations, greed, lust and hubris. 

Does a brush with death ALWAYS resolve a plot? 

And how could they serve as cautionary tales in our presentations? 

Welcome to Presentation Book Club. Let’s talk about tragedies.

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“The Tragedy” - 7 Basic Plots (Presentation Book Club)