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I ain't really sure of this one but does NieR count as a tragedy?
Is it really correct to say that Tragedy is a dying genre? Pretty much every critically acclaimed cable drama of the past ten years (The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, and to a lesser extent, The Wire) has been a Classical Tragedy.
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How is tragedy solely about the fall of a great man? A vast majority of tragedies in real life are about the suffering of innocent people due to natural disasters or the actions of other people.
I think you are confusing "tragedy" in the narrower sense of the literary genre with the more common modern usage of the term as "something really sad". Classical tragedy, by its nature, involves the downfall of a person through their own flaws and mistakes. Often, the character in question will be a male aristocrat, since the "fall" in his case will be greater and more pronounced. The character need not be a sympathetic one, nor must his downfall be seen as a Downer Ending (cf. Macbeth).
Only later did it come to mean any story with a sad ending and, by extension, unfortunate events in real life.
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