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Aristotle's Poetics centers on the genres of tragedy and epic poetry. The work is short, but the information and observations are timeless. Indeed, the discussion about the "tragic flaw" is accepted today almost like religious doctrine. No one after all of these years has been able to improve upon the insight given by Aristotle. Nevertheless, read anything by Aristotle with a critical eye, always filtering his views with the Bible.
In this guide Mr. Watson makes assertions as fact that may be considered highly controversial. We have included the most notable examples below.
Beauty is an effect that touches the emotions; thus, art affects the soul, not the mind. page 6
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