pathos


pathos

“The quality in art or literature that evokes sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow in the viewer or reader” (Source: Benet’s,  783).

“…in common usage it describes an acquiescent or relatively helpless suffering or the sorrow occasioned by unmerited grief, as opposed to the stoic grandeur and awful justice of the tragic hero” (Source: Harmon & Holman,  380).


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