In class this past week we took a look at "The Tragic Fallacy" by Joseph Krutch. We did the same thing as before where we are in groups of three and analyze the text by interpreting the other group members quotes that they thought were the most important inside the text. While I was reading i noticed three good quotes actually, two of them already being picked by the other people in my group. The quote I ended up saying was, "Hence it is that every real tragedy, however tremendous it may be is an affirmation of faith in life, a declaration that even if God is not in his Heaven, then at least Man is in his world." This also goes along with the quote further down in the piece that says, "A tragic writer does not have to believe in God, but he must believe in man." I thought this was very important to the message Krutch was trying to express because it lets the reader know that a tragedy does effect God's or unearthly beings. Man is the only thing that can experience tragedy and that makes it relatable to anyone studying it. Tragedy is not something that is old and not relevant anymore because everyone deals with tragic moments in his or her life.
Another part of the writing that I thought was important and so did my group was, "...kept him alice long enough to allow him to learn his error and hence to die, not in despair, but in full acceptance of the tragic reconciliation to life." This stood out a lot in the text because it is interesting to know that most of the time death at the end of a tragedy is for a reason. Most of the time in Literature, the author has the character who has experienced the tragedy die but not until they have come to terms with their tragic moment. For example in Romeo and Juliet they do not die until they realize how "great and resplendent a thing love could be". Shakespeare does this a lot when writing about tragedy to show it happening for a reason and that the characters are supposed to learn and grow from it, even thought the end result could be death.