Tragedy and Response: the Measure of Our Lives
HNSM 467 - Tragedy and Response: the Measure of Our Lives3 hours The novelist Peter DeVries’ asserts, “What people believe is a measure of what they suffer”. But, our texts (Job, Oedipus, Tyrannus and King Lear) ask, is what people suffer also a measure of what they believe? In this seminar, these classic texts will guide our consideration of this and related questions: What are the alleged sources of our suffering? Does knowing the source(s) matter? How to respond to one’s suffering? to the suffering of others? And when no response is adequate, what then?