[LMB] TSK - Echoes, Tragedy

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jul 30 14:25:39 BST 2019


On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 22:13:11 -0400, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

>I figure Barrayaran or at least Vor tragedies would often revolve
>around conflicting oaths, or oath vs. family.  Unless that was
>considered too subversive to allow performance.
>
>Betans would probably define tragedy as "has a sad ending" or "involves
>unresolved social dilemmas" depending on how sophisticated they were.
>
AIUI, one essence of "tragedy" is that it has an inevitability about it,
however well-intentioned the protagonist.  Sad endings may be tragic, in
the modern sense, without being "tragedy".

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There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.  Wasting time is
merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one.  Idleness, like kisses,
to be sweet must be stolen.    - Jerome K. Jerome


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