Mundane Tragic Elements

While writing tragedies and eulogizing them with the intention of not only an artistic purpose but also to generate intense emotions, it becomes a habit of tragic-philosophical expression in a mundane language. While scrutinizing life there is a chance of missing out the subconscious darkness that casts a shadow on a piece of writing.

Literature is about exploring all the elements of life, the positive and negative, and creating a balanced view through mature interpretations of life. To emphasize the tragic perspective alone is to deny the freedom of evolving every day. It creates a disturbing psychological bridge with the reader. Instead of addressing the issues, the tragic elements used as a metaphor or even in a stark manner reinforce negative emotions and possible reactions.

A literary discourse flowing with unmodified sentiments for an extended period will slow down and eventually taper off into oblivion. In the mature literary world, there should be equal scope for all emotions to survive and express their nuanced views. Writing weakens and does not reflect on any purposeful dialogue, as a result, the literary discourse takes a stubborn characteristic.

Writing should not lose relevance in this stubborn perspective. Even a dramatic representation cannot save the tragic elements from becoming irrelevant due to overutilization. ‘Willing suspension of disbelief’, may not even save the narrative from an over-exploitative tragic cause.

~Amitav

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