Tragedy has been a part of our lives for hundreds of years. There are so many books, films, and plays that use tragedy to pull in the audience. Even though tragedies are typically extremely sad, people seem to be very interested in the subject.
In this past week, our class was introduced to tragedy. We learned about what tragedy is exactly, and where it came from. When learning a new topic, it is good to get some background information, and so that's what we did in this class. We had a paper on google drive called "partner notes", and we had to fill a chart on that paper with information and quotes we got from reading the article about tragedy on four different websites. One website was a Wikipedia page about tragedy. That went in depth about what tragedy is and its origin. The second website described tragedy of the commons. The third described revenge tragedy, and the fourth talked about Aristotle and his thoughts on tragedy.
After we read up on tragedy, we then formed our opinions on tragedy and what we could learn from it. I came to the conclusion that people like tragedy because if they haven't dealt with a tragic event before, they can kind of experience what it would be like without having to actually have a tragic event take place in their lives. Then we talked about what we thought on the subject and learned what other people thought. It was interesting to hear everyone's input on what tragedy was. We all learned that there was more to tragedy than we thought.