Re: RARA-AVIS: My definition of

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 15 Nov 2005

----- Original Message ----- From: "Frederick Zackel" <>

> Aristotle in his "Poetics" said the audience should feel fear and pity for
> the inevitable plight of the tragic hero. We should feel pity because we
> can see ourselves in his shoes. We should feel fear because we can see
> ourselves in his shoes.
> Kafka said a book was an axe to chop the ice from our hearts. And Gregor
> Samsa died from a lack of compassion from his own family.

Maybe they couldn't find enough pairs of shoes.


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