If this is a proper definition of anger it must

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Unformatted text preview: proper definition of anger, it must always be felt towards some particular individual, e.g. Cleon, and not 'man' in general. It must be felt because the other has done or intended to do something to him or one of his friends. It must always be attended by a certain pleasure - that which arises from the expectation of revenge. For since nobody aims at what he thinks he cannot attain, the angry man is aiming at what he can attain, and the belief that you will attain your aim is pleasant. Hence it has been well said about wrath, "Sweeter it is by far than the honeycomb "dripping with sweetness, "And spreads through the hearts of men. " It is also attended by a certain pleasure because the thoughts dwell upon the act of vengeance, and the images then called up cause pleasure, like the images called up in dreams. http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.2.ii.html Seite 2 von 20 The Internet Classics Archive | Rhetoric by Aristotle 01.09.12 23:10 Now slighting is the actively entertained opinion of something as obviously of no importan...
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