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Euripides: "Helen" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 4-9, argues that tragedy is a popular, affirmatory art form.
rooted in the human and the social, and affirmatory of life as given tragic dignity by its very finiteness; there are surprising affinities (which I think he would have denied) with Beckett.
God's affirmation of the divine promise of salvation in Jesus Christ calls for an affirmatory Amen on the part of humanity.