7 thoughts on “ Comedy And Tragedy

  1. One way is to say that a comedy is a story that treats characters and situations in humorous way and ends happily for the protagonist, and that a tragedy is a story that ends unhappily for the protagonist.
  2. Characteristics of Tragedy & Comedy -- A Debatable List. The following list by John Morreall represents a conglomeration of varying theory on the nature of tragedy and comedy. Personally, I find (depending on the play) some of the characteristics more convincing and others less so.
  3. Aug 05,  · Comedy and Tragedy are two genres of literature that traces their origins back to the Ancient Greece. In simple terms, the main difference between comedy and tragedy is that the comedy is a humorous story with a happy ending while a tragedy is a serious story with a sad ending.
  4. Comedy and Tragedy Comedy According to Aristotle (who speculates on the matter in his Poetics), ancient comedy originated with the komos, a curious and improbable spectacle in which a company of festive males apparently sang, danced, and cavorted rollickingly around the image of a large phallus.

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