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July 30 - October 9, 2018
In Section XVIII, Aristotle ARISTOTLE_POETICS
presents the two parts of tragedy:
Complication -> Unraveling
"Many poets tie the knot well,
but unravel it ill."
Aristotle cautions against trying to squeeze
too much into a single play: turning an
"epic" into a tragedy doesn't work.
And "by an Epic structure I mean one
with a multiplicity of plots". (To this day, I think we continue
to use the same terminology, but
in a somewhat dissipated form...
no one would regard "epic" as
a term of disparagement.)
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