Tragedy is supposed to be unpleasant, but human beings have a fascination with something that evokes disgust or awe.
Ancient philosophers have wondered about tragedy being a source of delight to many as the flock to see the spectacle of tragedy, from ancient public hangings to the horror movies of today.
There is a certain gruesome novelty in tragedy, as we normally see other people in highly unpleasant and deadly circumstances, while we are safe.
There is a mix of emotions that is experienced, ranging from joy, grief, pity and delight.
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