genres - How is Genre different from Style? - Style is...

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How is Genre different from Style? - Style is mostly about form, and what devices are used to tell the story or get across artists’ points How it’s told - Genre is mostly about content, themes What is told Tragedy vs. Comedy Often hold a major lesson for audience Often hold a major lesson for audience Characters slightly better than us (nobility of spirit) Characters slightly worse than us (stupider, more easily fall into problematic situations) Serious, Real world Ludicrous World Awful Consequences No lasting pain/terrible consequences Recurring theme: crisis of succession or ruptured family ties Recurring theme: an outrageous idea or a crazy scheme Focus: a whole social group, a kind of person Criticism of the human condition Social critique Sad ending Happy ending (marriages!) Goal (route to reaching audience deeply): Catharsis (purgation of pity/fear through pity/fear) Goal (route to reaching audience deeply): Laughter Othello Much Ado About Nothing
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