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Definition of Tragedy

Tragedy

  1. A dramatic poem, composed in elevated style, representing a signal action performed by some person or persons, and having a fatal issue; that species of drama which represents the sad or terrible phases of character and life.
  2. A fatal and mournful event; any event in which human lives are lost by human violence, more especially by unauthorized violence.

Tragedy Quotations

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholom Aleichem
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful.
Giles Andreae

We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
Isabel Allende
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Tragedy Translations

tragedy in Afrikaans is tragedie
tragedy in Dutch is tragisch
tragedy in Italian is tragedia, tragedia
tragedy in Spanish is tragedia
tragedy in Swedish is tragedi
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