plato’s republic

Paper instructions:
Plato worried that poetry (drama) taught bad lessons. He said that if evil or inferior things were represented, people would imitate the imitation of an imitation. What we fail to realize, Plato says, is that all our reactions to the theater Рto sex, anger, and all the desires, pleasures, and pains that accompany action Рare directly transferred to, and determine, our reactions to life, We end up acting in reality as if we lived on a stage. What do you think? Can theatre (or does it often) teach bad things? What was Aristotle’s response to this? Use the Poetics and agamemmnon