If the protagonist tells the story himself, it is told in ____ person.
A tragic hero is a character in a work of fiction (often the protagonist) who commits an action or makes a mistake which eventually leads to his or her defeat. [ [ The idea of the tragic hero was created in ancient Greek tragedy and defined by Aristotle (and others). Usually, this includes the realization of the error (anagnorisis), which results in catharsis or epiphany.
Aristotelian tragic hero
Aristotle once said that "A man doesn't become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall." An Aristotelian tragic hero must have four characteristics:
Nobility (of a noble birth) or wisdom (by virtue of birth).
Hamartia (translated as flaw, mistake, or error, not an Elizabethan tragic flaw).
A reversal of fortune(peripetia) brought about because of the hero's Hamartia.
The discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero's own actions (anagnorisis).
Other common traits
Some other common traits characteristic of a tragic hero:
Hero must suffer more than he deserves.
Hero must be doomed from the start, but bear no responsibility for possessing his flaw.
Hero must be noble in nature, but imperfect so that the audience can see themselves in him.
Hero must have discovered his fate by his own actions, not by things happening to him.
Hero must see and understand his doom, as well as the fact that his fate was discovered by his own actions.
Hero's story should arouse fear and empathy.
Hero must be physically or spiritually wounded by his experiences, often resulting in his death.
Ideally, the hero should be a king or leader of men, so that his people experience his fall with him.
The hero must be intelligent so he may learn from his mistakes.
A tragic hero usually has the following sequence of "Great, Good, Flaw, Recognition, Downfall."
An alternative view of the tragic hero, especially in Renaissance British literature, is one in which he or she possesses a tragic virtue (as opposed to the Classical idea of Hamartia). ] ] Auto answered|Score .5495|rhovy06|Points 211|
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