Aristotle’s theory of Imitation and Catharsis | Aristotle’s Poetics

Aristotle's concept of imitation and catharsis

Aristotle’s “Poetics” is an important work in the history of English literary criticism. It was developed as an extension together with an evaluation of Plato’s “Republic”. According to Plato, mimesis was a delusion, a false copy that was far removed from reality. On the other hand, according to Aristotle, mimesis was “natural”.

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