Parent Guide > On Tragedy
Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "On Tragedy" by Aristotle.
In this excerpt from Poetics, Aristotle offers a definition of tragedy, as well as several examples and non-examples of the genre.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Comedy & Tragedy as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"What can we learn from tragedy?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this philosophy article at home:
- What was "On Tragedy" about?
- What did you learn about Comedy & Tragedy?
- Watch Video: Crash Course on Aristotle at home with your child.