The ancient Greeks had a rich and varied culture. Nine minor goddesses oversaw artistic production, aimed at keeping folks tuned in. Melpomene was the Muse of Tragedy.
Tragedy centers on poisoned Choices made for the benefit of a main dramatic character- Choices which lead to catastrophe for almost everyone. Wasted potential for goodness is seen as Tragic.
Seems right, but Rhinos don’t have much opportunity for seeing our situation as Tragic.