Aristotle shared his view of what makes a tragic hero in his Poetics. Aristotle
suggests that a hero of a tragedy must evoke in the audience a sense of pity or
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Tragic hero as defined by Aristotle. A tragic hero is a literary character who
makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. In
In my opinion I see that the Tragic Hero develops new self-knowledge as result of
his or her downfall.}
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Noble Stature: since tragedy involves the "fall" of a tragic hero, one theory is that
... of the role of fate in the downfall of a tragic hero, there must be an element of ...
Shakespeare's Tragedy Plays: Elements & Structure .... Relatability: Tragic
heroes (or heroines: i.e. Juliet) are able to elicit emotions in people because they
In that treatise, Aristotle defines the tragic hero as being someone who
participates in a relatively concise narrative (a drama as opposed to an epic) and
ARISTOTLE & THE ELEMENTS OF TRAGEDY: English 250 ... Aristotle says that
the tragic hero should have a flaw and/or make some mistake (hamartia).
A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities.
This person is fated by the Gods or by some supernatural force to doom and ...
Characteristics of a Shakespearean Tragic Hero (From Aristotle) ... of the play
proves to be a fatal flaw (hamartia- the tragic flaw that leads to his downfall).
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So… what is a. Tragic Hero anyway? Tragic Hero Background. “A man cannot
become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” -Aristotle. The tragic