The Purpose of this Blog
Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.
With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned??xml:namespace>
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
tragedy and melodrama
Tragedy can be many things, on one hand it could be the horrible act of death and suffering, but on the other it could be "an art form, to confront difficult human experiances" tragedy, according to aristotle, is a catharsis. tragedy can on some ocasions purge the body. people can occasionally feel better when something empathises with them, such as sad music, or tragic moments from movies or books.
a tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. a whole is what has a beginning a middle and an end.