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Tragedy has always been a popular theme in stories and plays For centuries people have been captivated by morbidly emotional finales rather than by happy endings Stories with a sad outcome fascinate us much more than those ending on a happy note Many of the best works of literature are considered to be tragedies Shakespeare would be a perfect example of a man who had written many delightful comedies yet he was more famous for his grave tragedies People seem to be more attached to something that disturbs them and leaves them uneasy rather than to something frivolous and amusing Maybe it is because tragedies can be very didactic Maybe by studying typical causes of tragedy a person can prevent it from happening in his or her personal life It is much easier to learn something from someone elses mistakes than from your own So it is possible that people who really enjoy tragedy do not really enjoy it but use it to prevent their future misfortunes if there are any Otherwise how can someone enjoy the pain and the suffering of others But like everything else tragedy has laws One of the laws is Hubris A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner can easily be classified as a tragedy It is a repulsive story about a woman who died just as she lived lonely Emily Grierson was a peculiar woman who owned a large house which was a mystery to many people She never had any real friends and she never had a spouse And when she started seeing a man Homer Barron everybody was assured that she would marry him But Mr Barron was as queer as Ms Grierson was so their melding was very unlikely When she had first begun to be seen with Homer Barron we had said She will marry him Then we said She will persuaded him yet because homer himself had remarked he liked men and it
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