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Tragic hero definition

Noble Macbeth
Flawed by ambition
Fated to doom
Also driven by prophecies
The tragic hero can be either protagonist or villain/ antagonist

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Hamartia

Flaw or error of judgement

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Peripeteia

A reversal of fortune brought about because of the hero’s error in judgement

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Anagnorisis

The discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero’s own action

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Hubris

Excessive pride

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Fate

The characters fate must be greater than determined

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Hamartia prophecy

His tragic flaw: pride (hubris) leads to ambition which leads to arrogance because of the prophecies