Posted by Erin on May 03, 1998 at 22:14:57:
In response to What did Aristotle say about comedy?, written by Linden on May 03, 1998 at 18:47:59
...that comedy concerns itself with minor characters whom their faults render ridiculous. The chief characters in a comedy behave worse than individuals do in reality --as contrasted with tragedy, where the main characters act more nobly than in reality.
It's interesting to note that in Plato's Symposium, Socrates argues that a writer of good comedies is able to write good tragedies.
- So JA's comedies aren't Aristotelian? (nfm) Linden 23:56:41 5/03/98 (2)
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