from Tragedy to Comedy

“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man … Tragedy is a shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible joy of life invincible …

“It is the business of mythology proper, and of the fairy tale, to reveal the specific dangers and techniques of the dark interior way from tragedy to comedy.”

Joseph Campbell

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