Although Plato initial use of the theory is insightful, it becomes gradually restrictive, not allowing for positive or constructive criticism of literature. One of Plato’s students and greatest critics, Aristotle attempted to address the limitations and its inflexible nature. Unlike his predecessor Aristotle believed that the arts were positive and natural.Aristotle similarly believed that art (includes literature) effects the same three areas as Plato, but varying with perspective. Aristotle had no discrepancies with drama being a form of moral teaching. He believed that the way drama created these teachings, was through the amalgamation of both fear and pathos, this is apparent in Greek tragedy as he states they create ‘moral truth’ (Internet Classics Archive, 1994a) through the tragic hero being realistic and reflective with people who live in the society.Aristotle’s version of the theory contradicts Plato’s in relation to the world (objects which are perceived), as he believed that the arts are not ultimately deceptive, if they are unable to reflect reality accurately enough, they lose credibility, therefore losing the ability to immerse the recipient, however if the art captivates the addressee’s it has the potential to reveal some truths of human nature (Internet Classics Archive, 1994a).