Tag Archives: Tragedy

Shameless

Shameless I read that Shameless is the most watched series on Netflix in America. Sherlock Holmes is the most watched Netflix show in England.  This sparked my curiosity and so I binged watched Shameless this week—all 7 Seasons. The first … Continue reading

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Red And Orange Narcissus

May 21, 2017 Red and Orange Narcissus Narcissism is named after the Greek Myth of Narcissus. Narcissus saw his own reflection in a pool and died because he refused to leave the pool.  Poor Echo fell in love with him, … Continue reading

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13 Reasons Why

April 28, 2017 Thirteen Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why is a Novel by Jay Asher. It came out in 2007.  Netflix released it as a 13 Episode Series on March 21, 2017. Since then, it has created much controversy.  While … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

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Tragicomics

Tragicomics Comic books were originally supposed to have a humorous, but today the content is often dark and tragic.  Perhaps a better term for comics would be Tragicomics.  If a play can be considered a Tragicomedy, then why couldn’t comic … Continue reading

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From Ethan to Ethan Frome

From Ethan to Ethan Frome You might have read my fiction, my diaries or my dream diaries and noticed that I wrote extensively about a man named Ethan McMillan.  Ethan McMillan is not his real name—it is one I made … Continue reading

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Patterns of Tragicomedy in Shaw

Patterns of Tragicomedy in Bernard Shaw By CD Sidhi, Bahari Publishers, 1978 The evolution of tragedy and comedy merged into a new species called the Tragi-Comedy. Happy Endings in historical tragicomedy can be found as far back as he 17th … Continue reading

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