Pathos & Parodos in Tragedy

Also Read


      Parode, also referred to as parodos and, in English, the entrance ode, is a term used in ancient Greek theater. The first and more common meaning of parode is the first song sung by the chorus as it enters the orchestra in a Greek play. The parode typically follows the play’s prologue (opening dialogue).


      Pathos describes the powerful emotions of pity and fear aroused in the audience of a tragedy. Aristotle names pathos as one of the components of the tragic plot, along with anagnorisis and peripeteia. Pathos can be expressed through words, pictures or even with gestures of the body. Pathos is an important tool of persuasion in arguments. Pathos is a method of convincing people with an argument drawn out through an emotional response. Analyzing examples of pathos, one would come to the conclusion that it differs from other ‘ingredients of persuasion’ namely ‘Ethos’ and ‘logos’. Ethos means convincing others through the credibility of a persuader, while Logos is a method to convince others by employing logic and reason.

Previous Post Next Post