APPENDIX A: Northrop Frye’s Theory of Drama Chart Apocalyptic
Heaven Solstice/Zenith, Summer, Noon Marriage/Maturity Young Man, Young Woman, Lovers Mature Christ/ Hero Enters Public Life
Realm of Faerie and Fanstasy
Romeo and Juliet
Hero in Utopian world
Spring Equinox (light) Dawn Birth/Youth Child/Virgin Miraculous Birth or Resurrection of Christ/Hero
As You Like It
Hero part of new society
Hero resists corrupt
Hero compromises with corrupt society.
Hero completely destroyed by corrupted world.
Timon of Athens
Ironic hero withdraws from world.
Hell Winter, Night, Solstice-Nadir Death, Dissolution Witch/Malevolent Old Woman Christ/Hero Dies or Withdraws from World
Developed by: Dr.Moira Day with her Drama 401 class.
Autumn Equinox (Darkness) Sunset Old Age Benevolent Old Man
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