Modern discussions of the possibility of tragedy are not exercises in literary analysis; they are exercises in cultural diagnostics, more or less disguised.
Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and expertise that I am reminded of the Canadian literary critic Northrup Frye, who approached literature with similar archetypal analysis.
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Literary critics make natural detectives.
A. S. Byatt