The Consolation of Sorrow

dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Scott
dc.contributor.authorFreemyer, Ashlyn
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College - Honors Programen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-20T18:10:23Z
dc.date.available2022-05-20T18:10:23Z
dc.date.copyright2022
dc.date.issued2022-05-20
dc.description.abstractWhat have the tragedies of antiquity to do with consolation? It seems that the Greek plays, which are marked by war and grief, have little to offer in terms of comfort. Yet, the characters of ancient drama are well-acquainted with sorrow, inviting audiences to share in the experience of suffering and desire for consolation. In this thesis, I demonstrate how Greek tragedies provide a consolatory sorrow that relieves the afflicted and pulls them outside of themselves. I establish the various ways in which consolation allows for sorrow, turning to both the philosophic and religious traditions. Both perspectives recognize the need to mourn and leave room for expressions of sadness. Greek tragedies prompt this consolatory sorrow by providing a platform for people to confront suffering and mortality through the safety of art. In depicting the serious nature of pain and grief, the dramas provide an outlet for sorrow, recognizing the need to mourn and pushing audiences towards a consolation found in community and comforting others.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/11827
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy.en_US
dc.titleThe Consolation of Sorrowen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
The Consolation of Sorrow Ashlyn Freemyer.pdf
Size:
284.04 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Thesis
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
IMG_0908.JPG
Size:
3.57 MB
Format:
Joint Photographic Experts Group/JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF)
Description:
Thesis Copyright and Availability Form

License bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.87 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: