What is tragedy?

What’s your definition of tragedy?

What’s my definition of tragedy?

The definition of tragedy is:

1 a: a medieval narrative poem or tale typically describing the downfall of a great man

b: a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or terror

c: the literary genre of tragic dramas

2 a: a disastrous event : calamity b: misfortune

3: tragic quality or element

The official definition of tragedy allows me to say that life as a whole is tragic and if anyone decided to write it down in the form of pros then it remains a tragedy.

Every day man falls and man stumbles . . . horrible men, but also those that are great.

So why is it we call certain events tragic like death.

Death, yes can be the fall of a great man, but if that man is truly great then he is also going to a great place . . . Where there is no longer the fall.

It’s the end to a tragedy.

So is this not a occassion for singing, rejoicing, balloons, some cake, and maybe a pinnate if you swing that way


My point being not necessarily to mourn every day of life
but to rejoice when someone great journeys to the great.

and this is just me trying to cope with tragedy, but in reality I will wake up and there will just be another waiting for me.


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