In this study, first analytical elements of modern tragedy have been identified through the definition of “tragedia” in Aristoteles’ text of Poetika. The first of these elements is the clash of values that positive values which were determined by the definition of what is tragic in the field of philosophy have come to face with. As a result of the preference of the character that gets caught with the clash of values, tragedy is manifested as one of the high positive values dispose of another and maintains its existence. The second element is the tragedy hero who carries the positive value because the one who slides into a tragic end should at least have an above average relationship with values and positive character traits. The third element is related to the concept of “supreme” as an artistic value. The concept of supreme is taken as an element of analysis together with the emotion expected to impact the reader/audience in addition to the relationship of tragedy with values, in other words ethics. Within the framework of these three elements identified, texts in “Mesopotamia Triplet” by Murathan Mungan have been analyzed and a new approach in analyzing the type of modern tragedy has been presented.
Tragedy, Mesopotamia Triplet, Value Clash, Tragic Hero, Supreme