Why do we have to watch a tragedy (instead a comedy) to experience catharsis?
What is the function and psychological mechanism of catharsis according to Aristotle? Explain the meaning of the term. Why do we have to watch a tragedy (instead a comedy) to experience catharsis? Use Oedipus Rex as an example.
Discuss the differences and similarities between Aristotle and Plato on art. What are the functions of art according to them and how do they understand the role and function of the poet in the society? Explain the term mimesis in this context.
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