Catharsis (31 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

Litencyc Editors (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Context

Aristotle's theory of tragic drama was that it assisted order in the social body by enabling the purging (catharsis) of unhealthy emotions, especially by evoking the emotions of pity and fear.

Citation: Editors, Litencyc. "Catharsis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=170, accessed 02 December 2021.]

170 Catharsis 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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