Precis: Imitation Portration

If Plato and Aristotle battled it out, who would win? Read Poetics - you decide!
Plato declared that representation (aka imitation) can never achieve can never reach perfection because it can never truly reach the entirety of a concept...
Aristotle has faith in imitation. More than that, he attributes learning, "the greatest of pleasures," to imitation. Because imitation is "natural to man from childhood," it seems obvious that it has been cultivated in countless forms which delight many. 
Aristotle does lay down some ground rules, though. Not all imitation is a perfect portrayal. But if it follows the basic human truths and relates to often felt life events, (such as tragedy without which we could not have poetry) then it's golden. 

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