Name Course Instructor Date Moral Criticism Poetics by Aristotle In his work Aristotle focuses on discussing poetry where he attributes it to an individual’s action of imitating and representing various aspects. The differences in the forms of imitation are influenced by the approach taken by different poetics. To Aristotle objects that are imitated are moral characters either from a higher or lower level. This leads to a conclusion that imitation is part of human nature. Anything that is captured in poetry is ending up with something that differs from the truthful representation. By referring to Homer Socrates questions whether in his lifetime he experienced the truth occurrences of the wars or medicine. Since most poets never experience the truth relating to issues or subjects they discuss it is a clear indication that their imitation is flawed. The most probable question that I feel Socrates fails to answer is; how can you differentiate an imitation of truth from a poet and one that is untruthful? [...]
classics.mit.edu classics.mit.edu After completing the reading that you will find in the module, post 250-300-word summaries (one per reading) of the assigned critical reading. Each writing assignment comprises approximately one page clearly summarizing the main argument of the assigned text in your own words (i.e., without quoting the text whenever possible). Also, post one question that you have about the reading and have not answered yet at the end of your summaries. No secondary reading is required or encouraged, but if you do choose to use sources, they must be properly documented.