what according  to  you  does aristotle  mean  by 'pleasure  proper  to  tragedy'?what according  to  you  does aristotle  mean  by 'pleasure  proper  to  tragedy'?

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| 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 eNotes educator| 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.