... differences between tragedy (the tragic mode) and comedy (the comic mode) lie principally in mood, but there are also differences in the kind of action presented, the issues involved and their importance, and the final outcome or resolution and its effect on the audience.
Comedies, on the other hand, end happily. And whereas the tragic hero falls from an originally fortunate position, the comic hero rises above obstacles which lay on his way; he is triumphant in the end.
In the Aristotelian definition of tragedy, the protagonist or the tragic hero is a member of royalty, or occupies a noble position, who has admirable personal qualities. He is essentially good, nut he, or his ancestors, have broken a...