Re: RARA-AVIS: Tragedy Vs. Noir

Date: 30 Sep 2005

Kerry typeth...

> If Hamlet had acted more decisively but unsuccessfully, however, plunging
> Denmark into decades of civil war, only to be conquered by the Netherlands,
> killing Hamlet, Claudius and the rest of the Danish royals and enslaving
> the Danes to build dykes against the North Sea, well, that would have been
> noir.

Ok, so the distinction is that in noir you are screwed despite your choices. The protagonist can't win because there is too much chaos in the way?


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