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Introduction to Plato, Aristotle and literary criticism

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Please compare and contrast the Plato and Aristotle's perspectives as the relate to the role of art and literature in life.

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Literary criticism starts with the "early critics", Plato and Aristotle.

Their positions are based upon comprehensive and profound views of art, different as they were. What they believed about art, and by extension literature was greatly influenced by what they believed about reality. Plato's and Aristotle's disagreement in this regard ...

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In less than one page this literary primer introduces the contrasting perspectives of Plato and Aristotle as they relate to the role of art and literature in life.