When Joseph Krutch talks on tragedy it is actually totally unique from every current definition that we have or think of when it comes to tragedy. He says that tragedy is not actually centered around failure and despair but rather triumph and glory. Which is a complete new perspective to take on the genre as when you think of it, it is more common to be centered around the failure of the main character. Something worth noting is these viewpoints that Krutch have seem to align quite nicely with Aristotle’s views, which makes me wonder where Krutch diverged his ideas from.
He also strays from some of the more common ideas that tragedy can apply to everyone and states that “tragedy is for the noble”, so again he thinks in contrast to what we have read up until this point, which is actually nice to have opposing viewpoints as it is easier to evaluate the two sides to each point, therefore not only giving more depth to the genre as a whole but allowing each reader to truly take it at their own pleasure, but after reading this I truly feel as if defining tragedy as a genre is merely grasping at straws, and will forever be a piece that readers can take away from it what they will. Tragedy is comforting in a strange way as you can appreciate the simplicity of your life in comparison to all of these drastic stories inflicted on nobles.