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The Tragic Figure

Parashat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/the_tragic_figure_20090818

What makes for a good tragedy? What ingredients need to go into a play or story for it to evoke strong emotion from the audience? This topic dates back to the times of the ancient Greeks, who invented the word “tragedy” and who considered it a very important form of entertainment.

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