what according to you does aristotle mean by 'pleasure proper to tragedy'?what according to you does aristotle mean by 'pleasure proper to tragedy'?
litteacher8 | Certified Educator
There's a German word for taking pleasure in the fall of celebrities, but I don't know how to spell it- even to look it up! The idea is that people take pleasure in watching suffering. It sounds terrible, but if you look at as relief that they aren't the ones experiencing the tragedy it's understandable.
thanatassa | Certified Educator
The pleasure appropriate to tragedy is pleasure derived from mimesis by means of word and spectacle. According to Aristotle, viewing mimesis, or imitation, is instinctively pleasurable for all humans.