Why Does Tragedy Give Us Pleasure?

Why Does Tragedy Give Us Pleasure?
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Sub Topics: Aristotelian definition of tragedy
Key Words: ‘pity and fear’, ‘catharsis’, pre-condition of tragedy

In Poetics, Aristotle gives us the definition of tragedy: “A tragedy then, is a imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having certain magnitudes, complete in itself; in language with pleasure accessories in kind brought in separately in the parts of his works; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, where with to accomplish its ‘catharsis’ of such emotions”.
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