Homo Homini Lupus
Homo homini lupus is the Latin phrase for "man is wolf to man." This was Sigmund Freud's view of human behavior, which we glimpse in many not only in history but in dramatic pieces ancient or modern.
Much of drama, especially tragedy, but also comedy, is about human aggressiveness and failure. Human aggressiveness towards weaker or different people, or human failure to be liberated, perfect, happy, and so on, can fill up millions of books, but plays have a way of capturing our worst and best moments.
Read this excerpt from Sigmund Freud's Civilization and Its Discontent and write a 50-word comment on the exchange that humans make for civilization (i.e. what do we give up and what do we gain?). And finally explain how this leads us to watch drama (whether comedic or tragic).