“Comedy aims at representing men as worse,
Tragedy as better than in actual life.“
Meticulously enquiring into the emotional bent of man and his psychological reactions, Aristotle’s Poetics discusses the origins of epic poetry and examines all poetry as being a form of imitation. It explores the various components of tragedy—plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle, and song—and its effects.
A masterpiece of literary criticism, Poetics has majorly influenced literary theories. Even after centuries it continues to remain an evaluation benchmark for literature.
About the Author
An ancient Greek philosopher, psychologist, moralist, scientist, metaphysician, and pioneer of formal logic, Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagira, Chalcidice, Northern Greece. He lost his parents in his childhood, and moved to Athens at the age of s