Imitation vs. Originality
In the time of Aristotle, imitation was thought to be the only source of beauty in
different works of art, whether they are written, visual, or auditory works. Poems and
paintings were to mimic nature, human events, and everyday
Value of Beauty
The Path to Truth
The history of man has been filled with many dissenting opinions as our species strives
for truth. A great example of this is the opposite definitions of beauty of Aristotle and Young.
Aristotle read different works and thought about how they lived up to his definition
Man learns lessons through imitation- imitation is an instinct
Learning gives pleasure to the human race
Homer was the one who combined dramatic
True, the good, and the beautiful- they are all the same.
Beauty can also come from symmetry, harmony, and rhythm.
The context of this debate is political- they are deciding what should be put in plays and
taught to children. The poets should
What is Poetry?
Tasso-We should learn something from poetry.
Poets should aim at usefulness in their works
All poetry profits from delight
Wonder- worthy of admiration/ novelty
Emotional response to the artistic work
Comedy is the negative example
What is the Sublime?
Lessing-The Sublime is born in a man and not acquired by instruction
The Sublime Is inspirational
Comes from Good fortune and good advice
o Receive from all artistic forms but mostly literature
o Originality and a vision create inspi
Views on Imitation as Opposed to Originality
There are many different opinions on the subjects of imitation and originality.
Some say imitation is the only way to achieve beauty, and some say that original works
are far superior to those of mimesis. After
Is Imitation the Only Way to Achieve Beauty?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a very common phrase stated when
talking about the beauty of an object or person. It means that each person can find
something beautiful in their own way because of their
Puss in Boots
From the beginning of the play and all the way to the end, many things catch the
readers attention. The different approach of Tiecks Puss In Boots catches us off-guard
and our thoughts are reaffirmed to us through the words of two characters
The Value of Beauty
The Tolerant World
In Shakespeares Judgment Equal to His Genius, Coleridge explores the average
humans erroneous process of judgment that all pieces of art are subjected to; he describes two,