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After having talked about this weakness of characters from tragedies in matters of culture, he says that these characters, in their desire to communicate to the social world, become "blind" and "inflexible".
Following these chapters, which implicitly link Shakespeare's tragedies and history plays, are considerations of the relation between Shakespearean tragedy and satire and tragicomedy by Hester Lees-Jeffries and Subha Mukherji, respectively.
While the heirs of Kant and Hegel valued tragedy primarily for underscoring personal autonomy, Hoxby writes that "if we are to read tragedies written before the mid-eighteenth century on their own terms, we must follow the passions rather than search in vain for spiritual development or radical individuation" (51).
The Aber Valley Centenary Project marks both the 1913 disaster - Britain's worst, which claimed 439 lives - and those who died in pit tragedies over the decades, including those at North Wales pits.
Scotland has witnessed some of the worst fishing tragedies in history.
"In sum, we hypothesize that distance should increase the humor perceived in tragedies, such as getting hit by a car, but decrease the humor in mishaps, such as stubbing a toe," they write.
These tragedies serve as a bitter reminder that tragedy lurks even within the confines of our own homes.
Tragedies should inspire pity and fear or admiration in the spectators in order to educate them morally, yet neoclassical heroic tragedy must meet generic expectations that often run counter to the moral-pedagogical goals expressed in Enlightenment poetological writings.
The essays in the volume challenge that tradition by looking at sixteenth and seventeenth French tragedies, most of which do not conform to rules established later.
Tragedies afflict the innocent, not those who court them.
Let us bow our heads to the memory of those who died in the Aksy tragedy and hope for the future peace and prosperity of our towns and villages and the unity of our people and do everything to prevent similar tragedies happening again,\" the President concluded.
First, the book examines the myriad forms of funerary commemoration that populate revenge tragedies by important early modern dramatists such as Shakespeare, Kyd, Middleton, Webster, and Marston.