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December 8, 2005

A sense of personal dignity...

"As a general rule, to which there may be exceptions unknown to me, I think the tragic feeling is evoked in us when we are in the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing--his sense of personal dignity."

WOW! This is the last blog entry for EL250. That's crazy...Anyways...

I really liked this essay. Miller brought up a lot of good points that I would have never thought of before reading this essay. For one, I never gave thought to the common man as a tragic hero. This, however, makes perfect sense. Like Miller says, in our day and age, after having century after century concerned with noble heros of higher classes, the common man fits our era perfectly.
I really liked this line. It puts the tragic feeling evoked in an audience in terms that I have never heard. He is very right. We, as an audience, do indeed feel kind of good (for lack of a better word) when a hero dies for his own sense of dignity.

Posted by CheraPupi at December 8, 2005 5:09 PM


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