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Tragic hero

Literal character that leads to his or her own destruction

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Fatal flaw

A trait in a character that leads to his or her own destruction

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Fate

The developments of events outside a persons control

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Downfall

A loss of power, prosperity or status

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Catastrophe

An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering

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Ambition

A strong desire to do or achieve something

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Regicide

The action of killing a king

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The Devine right of kings

A religious doctrine stating that a monarch is subject to no earthly responsibilities.

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Foreshadowing

A warning or indication of future events

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Dramatic irony

The device of giving the spectator information that at least on of the characters in the play is unaware of

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Zealous

Passionate

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Tyrant

Cruel ruler

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Diplomatic

Having ability to deal with people in a tactical way

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Jovial

Cheerful, friendly