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God gave his law to humankind to tell them about their duties and responsibilities, and defined sin as the act of breaking the law, which would amount to punishment. The bible contains more than 600laws in the Pentateuch only, but God summarized it into Ten Commandments. The laws fall under three main categories; the moral law, which are applicable for all men, the ceremonial laws, which define how ceremonies are to be carried out without binding to all men and the civil laws applicable in civil societies. The prophets’ category of the bible includes people in the Hebrew Bible, on which both Christianity and Judaism accept rank as prophets. The prophets fall under two categories, the major and the Minor Prophets. The major and minor are a just a way of dividing the Old Testament prophetic books. The principal prophet books are longer than the minor prophet books and include Jeremiah, Isaiah, Lamentations, Daniel and Ezekiel. The Minor Prophets books include Joel, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Nahum, Zechariah, Haggai and Malachi. The writing category of the bible indicates the order of writing the books, with the earlier books being considered more inspiring that the later books. This section includes other books like Song of Songs, Proverbs, Psalms, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles among others.
The poetics by Aristotle remains one of the surviving works from the earliest work of dramatic theory. Aristotle was the first person to focus on the literary theory. In it, he offers to define poetry as well as epic poetry, lyric poetry and dithyramb. He examines the first principles, genres and basic elements of poetry. His work, therefore, attracted many interests from people of all occupations including the western world. From the poetics, Aristotle gives a list of the perfect forms of arts as listed.
1. Dianoia or thought or theme
2. Imesis or imitation or representation
3. Ethos or character
4. Anagnorisis or recognition or identification
5. Catharsis or, purification or clarification
6. Mythos or plot
7. Peripeteia or reversal
8. Opsis or spectacle
9. Hamartia or miscalculation
10. Lexis or diction or speech
11. Melos, or melody
All these are crucial aspects for artistic expressions in the twenty first century. Though Aristotle existed many centuries ago, his list remains hugely applicable in the modern day artistic expressions, and all the artists should make use of them, ensuring the integrity of their artistic expressions. These aspects were useful during the middle age and the renaissance periods, and they and they are useful today as they were back then. I believe that this is a truly comprehensive list of the perfect art forms, and I would not subtract or add any aspect.
The protagonist in a play or a story is a person on whom the play revolves around him or her. In most cases, the protagonist has a dream or a goal, but has to through many obstacles, natural or human to reach the goal. The protagonist is extremely crucial in a play since his role is attracting the attention of the audience. He attracts the emotions of the audience, and his actions may determine whether the play is compelling or disappointing. The use of language is particularly crucial in the modern day theatre productions. The directors of the theatres need to understand the audience's language to ensure that they understand. For instance, the language by whites slightly differs from the language used by the black Americans. Therefore, to be able to capture the attention of the audience, the directors have to use the right language. Message is of equal importance to the audience. The directors need to pass the message that is appropriate to the audience.
Human beings during the Stone Age were fully developed in the humanity as the modern day human being. The works of arts began with the evolution of human beings, majorly, during the Old Stone Age. People started using tools and objects for physical purposes just like the modern day people. Sculpted figures and cave paintings have the title of being the world’s first true arts. Painting and sculptors form the worlds’ earliest form of art, and this started during the rock painting periods. During this time, the artists learnt to draw and present their works in two different views, the profile view and the composite view. The ability to present arts in the different forms that would enable the artwork to be immediately recognizable indicates that human beings, at the time, had developed fully just like the modern day man.
Self-destruction is one of the negative personality traits or basic character flaws. Every person has the potential for self-destruction habits, and the moment they dominate the personality, and then the person has the key feature of self-destruction. One’s personality and character flaws can cause someone to cause harm or damage to oneself since it causes a conflict within oneself. In such situations, a person feels that there is something vitally wrong within the self; hence, this part of the self, needs to be under strict control. This constantly leads to self-denial, an aspect that is key deterrent to self-development. This pushes people to self-destructive behaviors like alcohol abuse, drug and substance abuse, gambling and eating disorders. In extreme situations, this pushes people to deliberate self-harm or self-injury, the final expression of deliberate suicide.