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I have come across this quote from Northrop Frye:

the social judgment against the absurd is closer to the comic norm than the moral judgment against the wicked.

What is meant by it? Can anyone explain it to a non-expert?

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    Welcome to Literature Stack Exchange. Could you please add the exact source of the quote (N. Frye's Anatomy of Criticism?)? And where you found the quote? Without a bit more context, is is difficult to help. – Christophe Strobbe Jun 19 '18 at 18:32
  • Northrop Frye distinguished five types of comedy. Is this question about all of them? – Christophe Strobbe Jun 20 '18 at 15:23

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