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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), a great literary critic, highly individualistic writer and a major modern essayist, shows the difference between tragic literature, containing partial truth and the non-tragic literature, containing whole truth, in his master-piece essay “Tragedy and the Whole Truth”. Now we are going to discuss the difference between tragedy and the whole truth in detail. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), a great literary critic, highly individualistic writer and a major modern essayist, shows the difference between tragic literature, containing partial truth and the non-tragic literature, containing whole truth, in his master-piece essay “Tragedy and the Whole Truth”. Now we are going to discuss the difference between tragedy and the whole truth in detail.           In order to know the difference between tragedy and the whole truth, we are at first to know what the truth is. We generally find two types of truth. First one is actual truth and another one is literary truth.           To Huxley, two and two makes four, or Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 or light travels at the rate of 187000 miles a second is the example of actual truth.           But in literature we may not find such kind of truth. Literary truth is far different from the practical truth. After reading an incident of a literary work, it may be raised in our mind ‘oh it is similar to my experience, or it may have happened in my life.’  Read more in Issues

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          Furthermore, to Huxley;
“Good art possesses a kind of super truth is more probable, more acceptable, more convincing then the fact itself.” For example, we may feel that as writer says:
“This is what I have always felt and thought but have never been able to put clearly into words, even for myself.” Now let us discuss the tragedy. In fact, in contrast with wholly truthful art, tragedy gives us only a partial truth. As writer remarks:  “Tragedy...
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