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Shakespeare and The Problems of Humanism (Part 1: Brutus)

September 22, 2012

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The word ‘tragedy’ has come to mean something different since the time of Aristotle. Everyone seems to grasp that the word is used to describe undesirable circumstances. Yet, if that were all there was to it, ‘tragedy’ would just be a synonym for ‘misadventure’. Aristotle’s definition was more specific, insisting that the word only be […]

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