There are many different genres in modern literature, each of which is unique and distinctive. But if a tragedy or comedy is easy enough to identify, then it is not always possible to give an exact definition of the genre of drama. So what is a dramatic work and how not to confuse it with something else?
Unlike comedy, the drama shows life experiences and various intricacies of fate. Of course, people's lives, their morals and characters can be quite vivid in comedy works, but the ridicule of vices and the comic presentation of any actions of the characters is not so inherent in the drama. Here, the very life of the hero, his thoughts and feelings are put in the first place. Dramatic works are very realistic, since they show a person exactly as he is without allegories, grotesque and embellishment. That is why drama is considered the most complex and, at the same time, one of the richest and most interesting genres of literature. Sometimes the drama is very much like a tragedy, because sharp corners are exposed here and light is shed on many unpleasant details of the heroes' lives. Often the drama becomes so intense and difficult that it is almost impossible to distinguish it from tragedy. But tragic works are no longer so popular and never have a chance for a successful outcome. But the drama can end well, despite all the intricacies of the plot and the difficult fates of the heroes. In our language, the very word "drama" has become firmly combined with the tragic plot or life drama of the characters, while historically the meaning of this word does not have such a meaning at all. Any dramatic work, regardless of its content, shows the real life of ordinary people, their sorrows, joys, experiences and bright moments. It is not at all necessary that the reader will have fun during the plot, but it should not intimidate or make the drama burst into tears. It is just a part of life, not at all more terrible or ugly than reality. It is interesting that the very concept of drama as a genre in works of art originated in the 18th century. She was very popular with enlightened pundits, politicians and philosophers. Initially, dramatic works were strongly associated with tragedies, tragicomedies, farce, and even masked costumes. But over the centuries, drama became part of artistic reproduction and received its own place, separate from other genres. Dramatic works today are striking in their realism and authenticity of the plot. There are few places where you can find a fate that is not invented, but similar to your own, like two drops of water. In dramas, of course, there are fairy tales, but such dramas are necessary, because they teach us goodness and faith in the best and the bright. Love drama because it is based on life.