[LMB] TSK - Echoes, Tragedy

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Jul 31 23:23:18 BST 2019


On Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:14:24 +0000, Gwynne Powell
<gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

>From: Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
>
>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".
>
>Gwynne: For me, it's usually that there's some small step, a bad decision,
>and then it all starts to slide away and disaster is inevitable. And it could
>have worked out fine, if only...  The tragedy is that 'if only...' If only one
>person hadn't done this, or had made a different choice, or...

Of all the words of voice or pen,
The saddest far: "It might have been."

OSLT.
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