July 30 - October 9, 2018


From Section XIII:

In section XIII there's a lot of discussion about how
tragedy by definition evokes pity or fear, and various
kinds of things are better suited to that -- leads up to
the doctrine of the tragic flaw, the imperfect
protagonist that brings about their own finish due to
some "frailty".

  "A well constructed plot should, therefore, be single in
  its issue, rather than double as some maintain."

As some maintain?  What's the contrary view?

Consider "boy-gets-girl; boy-loses-girl; boy-gets-girl"
Would Aristotle criticise the *two* reversals?

  "The change of fortune should be not from bad to good,
  but, reversely, from good to bad. It should come about
  as the result not of vice, but of some great error or
  frailty, in a character either such as we have
  described, or better rather than worse."