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Tragic effect/appeal Reversals: 1) Blameless good men cannot go from prosperity to misery 2) Nor bad man from misery to prosperity 3) Worthless man from prosperity to misery 4) Completely bad man from prosperity to misery Solution = ok guy falls from prosperity to misery from a flaw. Fatal flaw, not something utterly evil, but someone who is proud, or arrogant, or cowardly. Plato: Appeals to ID, revels in victimhood, feel sorry for ourselves, my pain isn’t my fault Aristotle: Fear and pity balanced, cathartic, fatal flaw. Good, allow for ID to vent… Hegel: Good vs. good (problems, things we want equally much)
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Unformatted text preview: Frued: Appeals to the Id, but good for our childhood. Allows suppressed feelings to be released Dream world = wish fulfillment Tragedy is therapy--Tragic effect/appeal--Ritual/ explaination, = eteological Mythology exemplifies both sides of human condition, life is good, life sucks-Mythology reflects cultural values Greeks: competition, comradery, loyalty, cleverness Myth is in dialectic existence with cultural context Suffering and pain are to be embraced, but not sought after...
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