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The Contemporary Manner of the `Pity` in the Concept of Classical Meaning
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The Contemporary Manner of the `Pity` in the Concept of Classical Meaning
Park, Yong-Kap;
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The concept of pity has been continually debated as one of the major characteristics of tragedy, as highlighted by Aristotle. Especially, this concept might be changed according to the change of drama characters, relying on times. Aristotle says that `pity` must be included in the accounts of tragedy along with fear. Historically, divergent interpretations have been understood in different meanings based on the worldview of each era. This thesis attempts to explore `pity` including how it has been understood and discussed since Aristotle first mentioned it, and search for a way of having pity on a person who undergoes misery until now in the times of losing the tragedy in real meaning.
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