RARA-AVIS: Moral or Immoral?

From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 23 Feb 2007

Enough with the abstract discussion, if art is moral or immoral, what makes it so? Where is the morality or immorality found? Is, say, Postman Always Rings Twice moral or immoral? Do we look at all of the actions in the book and judge it immoral, or do we look at the ending and call it moral? Does a moral lesson at the end overpower all of the sin that came before? Related, which do we read it for? Do we immerse ourselves in, and possibly enjoy vicariously, the immorality? Or do we side with the morality lesson at the end? Do we have to choose between the two?

And what do you do with something like the book Postman is said to have inspired, Camus's The Stranger? Moral or immoral? Is it real that simple?


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