Jeremy (butterwelles) wrote,
Jeremy
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Tragedy

Some question the value of the tragedy in art, reasoning that their life, "has enough grief and frustration as it is.  Why add to it?"

But isn't the tragedy's crux, its very possibility of existance, founded on the belief that there had been another way, an alternate, happier possibility, which for some reason the characters could never bring themselves to take up*?  In other words, does not the tragedy prod one to consider what is truly important to one's life so as not to add to one's grievances and frustrations?





* These reasons are what make the tragedy.
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