When you look into something sad generally you don’t think of it to be a tragedy. This is because a tragedy is much more complex and meaningful then your average sad moment in everyday life. Tragedy is something that according to the Wikipedia definition “is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences.” (Tragedy, Wikipedia) with this it is obvious that tragedy is quite unique as it implies that the reader almost feels a rush of sympathy for the characters throughout the story and feels relief when it is finally over.
Tragedy also comes with its philosophical disputes as well, philosophers have discussed and talked on this genre for many years, but still no clear verdict arises. It’s quite disturbing to think that the point of a tragedy is to get enjoyment out of others suffering and hardships yet, no one seems to have a problem with it becauses it’s literature.
Most tragedies are highly over exaggerated and blown out of proportion in order to really show to the reader how sad the characters life is. But there is also a form of tragedy referred to as Common tragedy according to Wikipedia this is, “commons is taken to mean any shared and unregulated resource such as atmosphere, oceans, rivers, fish stocks, or even an office refrigerator.” (Tragedy of the Commons, Wikipedia) This is meant to be less dramatic but more realistic, it’s meant to show the common people in common places that this is all plausible to happen to them.
So with all of these different forms it is easy to interpret that there is a lot of content within tragedy, and must be properly explored as to not get overwhelmed with differing opinions and ideas. But tragedy is important to know how to understand and sift through the writing to find the true meaning.