Name :Lewade krupali k.
Roll No :14
Class :M.A Sem-1st
Subject :Paper:3 Study of Literary
Topic :Theory of Catharsis
Guided by : pro. Dilip Barad
The Term ‘Catharsis ‘ Is
Used By Aristotle In His .
Tragedy Is an Imitation of an
Action, that is Serious complete
and of certain magnitude through
Pity and Fear effecting the proper
purgation of Emotion.
In the form of vague and anxiety.
Fear may be also arise out
recognition of guilt or outer guilt.
Aristotle told that,pity is occasioned
by understand misfortune & fear by
that of like ourselves.
Pity turns in to fear when object is
closely related to us.
In medical and especially older terms purgation
meant the partial removal of excess ‘humor’.
Purgation of emotion are redused to a healthy,
The theory of humor is out dated.so,it would
appropriate to translate
It is in the light of self value.
Tragedy gives out let to the emotions of
pity & fear. The result is of emotional
The purification theory of catharsis
Purgation means cleansing.
It may be quantitive or qualitive change.
Aristotle’s whole doctrine only makes sense of realize that the proper
development & balance balance of the emotions depended on the object.
Implication of catharsis are to be found in
Situation might be horrible or real but it
offers us pleasure.
Catharsis means simply ‘ideal’ state with
reference to the tragedy.
Purgation is most common among
interpretation Catharsis give us
pleasure through pity and fear.