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The Big Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0525  Friday, 2 June 2006

From: 		L. Swilley <
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Date: 		Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 09:04:13 -0500
Subject: 17.0518 The Big Question
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0518 The Big Question

Bob Grumman writes,

 >If you define an artist as one who constructs works
 >intended to appeal to our aesthetic sense PRIMARILY,
 >and a moralist as one who tells people how to behave
 >PRIMARILY, there's no problem.
 >
 >I have no problem with making artworks a subject of
 >moral study, incidentally--but that doesn't make their
 >makers moralists.

Any writer who creates characters who make choices creates a moral 
dimension, a moral philosophy, whether he intended that or not.

L. Swilley

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