nontragic

nontragic

(ˌnɒnˈtrædʒɪk)
adj
not tragic
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The self-consciousness of action gives rise to attempts to lead action from its criminal and transgressive origin onto a path that is nontragic or, as one would say, "rational." This effort is central to ancient philosophy and remains so in the modern era.
If "men" are to avoid immobilizing woe and to continue to act ethically, Socrates contends, they ought to hold a nontragic existential view.
Again, to insist upon a nontragic reading of the cross and of resurrection is to remain faithful to Israel's cry for justice.
The potential for creating a nontragic, non-absolute, felt time, however, resides in a process tied to multiplicity, not a singular structure of the sort that history, governed by an authoritarian politics, builds: "no es el mismo tiempo aquel en que convivimos familiarmente que aquel en que convivimos en la historia toda que nos afecta.
This leaves us with an unresolved query: Can the representation of sexual violence be at once cathartic and nontragic? Or even: Can it be cathartic without surreptitiously allowing something like a tragic hero to reintroduce himself, one who would jointly embody the supremely amhivalenr passions of horror and pity, whose mix is the required catalyst in the chemistry of catharsis?
Dissatisfaction with nontragic conditions perceived as natural is considered wayward; we express it, therefore, in our attitudes toward our most explicitly contingent experiences: floridly phenomenal experiences like derealization and fleeting optical perceptions.
What Strindberg calls tragic destiny with reference to Miss Julie is, moreover, set in the larger nontragic perspective of history: "When we have grown strong as the first French revolutionaries, we shall be happy and relieved to see the national parks cleared of ancient rotting trees that have stood too long in the way of others equally entitled to a period of growth--as relieved as we are when an incurable invalid dies." From this Nietzsche-inspired perspective, the character of Miss Julie seems to represent at best an unfortunate individual for whom one will feel sorry, but she is hardly the tragic character and fate in its classical understanding.
Moreover, Macbeth's tragic confusion of being may in a lesser, nontragic sense have been that of some of the men loaded by James's easy knightings and conferral of multiple lordships.
Taking a Nietzschean approach to this novel enables students "to see the various types of nihilism represented in the relations of the Compsons" and reveals "that the novel as a whole shows a tragic strength tested at the edge of nothingness." Liu discusses how various characters illustrate negative nihilism, reactive nihilism, accomplished nihilism and how Faulkner's use of these three types of nihilism helps him in "distinguishing the tragic from the nontragic."
Seen in this light, Euripides' apparent capitulation to "nontragic" material and forms can appear as a bold attempt to recapture educative and social power for poetry, which a few decades earlier had still remained the dominant vehicle for knowledge and discourse.
It's like watching a nontragic Romeo and Juliet in which Juliet is made to marry Paris while Romeo looks on and which ends with the nurse's muttered curses.
Against this view, Madigan suggests that the tragic vision can actually lead us to a fuller comprehension of a nontragic worldview.