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On Tragic Art (Ueber die tragische Kunst, 1792) is a treatise by Friedrich Schiller on theatre and narratology. Schiller notes in On Tragic Art that the degree of pleasure obtained from an affect seems to be in inverse proportion to the agreeableness of its content. His argument is similar to that of Aristotle who said that Objects which in themselves we view with pain, we delight to contemplate when reproduced with minute fidelity: such as the forms of the most ignoble animals and of dead bodies.

The essay is collected in "Essays Aesthetical and Philosophical."

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