Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From the Showstrates Dialogues

Showstrates: “If you write, ‘Pausanias left the room in anger’, readers won’t believe he was really angry. You have to show him leaving the room with fists clenched and have him slam the door on the way out.”

Aristotle: “If readers won’t believe that Pausanias was angry, why should they believe that he left the room in the first place?”

Darmaticon 41c

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