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an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

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drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance

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While the heirs of Kant and Hegel valued tragedy primarily for underscoring personal autonomy, Hoxby writes that "if we are to read tragedies written before the mid-eighteenth century on their own terms, we must follow the passions rather than search in vain for spiritual development or radical individuation" (51).
They consider Dutch adaptations of English revenge tragedies and the emergence in the 1650s of a new revenge genre, the 'justified royal revenge', which shares the royalist politics of English Restoration tragicomedies.
She added that the hearing for the tragedies such as this should be completed in 1-2 years and the justice should be meted out quickly otherwise people's belief from the justice system will be over.
In sum, we hypothesize that distance should increase the humor perceived in tragedies, such as getting hit by a car, but decrease the humor in mishaps, such as stubbing a toe," they write.
These tragedies serve as a bitter reminder that tragedy lurks even within the confines of our own homes.
Tragedies afflict the innocent, not those who court them.
Let us bow our heads to the memory of those who died in the Aksy tragedy and hope for the future peace and prosperity of our towns and villages and the unity of our people and do everything to prevent similar tragedies happening again,\" the President concluded.
Henry, drawing on references from each of the four tragedies Bradley used in Shakespearean Tragedy (1st edn London: Macmillan, 1904).
Following him, Terry Eagleton, his distinguished disciple, comments that "One of the most poignant tragedies of our time is the fact that socialism has proved least possible when it is most necessary" (2003:59).
And like many other tragedies in this story it is the result of inattention and lack of communication rather than outright maliciousness.
I recently reviewed Marcus Sedgwick's The Foreshadowing, a book set during WW I, in which the main character was haunted by the tragedies she could foresee.
Through comparisons with the classical Greek tragedies, Brant sheds light on the unique Johannine presentation of Jesus.
Where is God when disasters and tragedies occur is the topic of a Valley Interfaith Council panel discussion Sunday at The Islamic Center of Northridge in Granada Hills.
Therefore, as with many tragedies, religious faith was part of the tapestry enveloping the victims, friends and relatives, public officials, rescue personnel and, of course, the news media.
Eagleton is highly critical of all the affirmative qualities attached to tragedy by tragic theorists, especially that central "theoretical dogma" of tragic theory--an attribution of positive meaning to the suffering depicted in tragedies.