Hamartia, Hubris, Catharsis and Tragedy
The ancient Greeks were interesting people.
What is my hamartia, my tragic error or flaw.
Hubris, do I have excessive pride?
Will I have a downfall full of misery and suffering, a tragic end due
to my hamartia.
Is it necessary to have a tragic figure to provide a cathartic experience.
Is Jesus a tragic figure? Does his hamartia lead to a tragic end?
I would say he is and he accepts his role and such a strange alchemy occurs
when he accepts this role he changes the world for thousands of years.
Is tragedy helpful, good. I don’t know. I believe our experience is baffling.
I believe that there is a road map to try to understand our predicament.
I believe the Christian philosophy is an answer to the Greco Roman quandary.
How can you move through the world without knowing what is right and wrong?