Aristotle on Plot

                             In The Poetics Aristotle devotes considerable attention to the examination of the nature, structure and constituent parts of tragedy. Aristotle regards plot as "the life and soul of tragedy" and it consists of a logical and inevitable sequence of events, which have a beginning, middle and an end. He likens the plot of a tragedy to a living organism and says that it should be a complete whole as well as of a certain magnitude.