In light of these changes some of Aristotle's rules are not applicable anymore. That is not to say that they are not sound. They simply do not apply.

Sharon Pollock, one of Canada's great female playwrights and a strong leader of the popular feminist movement, is one example of a writer that breaks Aristotle's mold. Her play "Blood RelationsaE sits on the edge of what Aristotle would call tragedy.

Aristotle states that the form of tragedy is an "imitation of a noble and complete action, having the proper magnitudeaE(Aristotle 6). Here we have Lizzie Borden murdering her own parents in a fit of rage. The murders happen after years of abuse and negative attitudes from almost everyone she knows. The act of murdering one's parents is far from noble. It could however,



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