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The Roman Tragic Hero!. Created by Amber Skwirsk. Seneca’s Qualities of a Roman Tragic Hero. Quality #1. “…not destroyed by external force or accident…” (page 66) Such as: Fighting wounds Crushed by a building Pollution. Quality #2.

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The roman tragic hero

The Roman Tragic Hero!

Created by Amber Skwirsk


The roman tragic hero

Seneca’s

Qualities of

a Roman

Tragic Hero


The roman tragic hero

Quality #1

  • “…not destroyed by external force or accident…” (page 66)

    • Such as:

      • Fighting wounds

      • Crushed by a building

      • Pollution


The roman tragic hero

Quality #2

  • “…must recognize himself as the cause of his own misfortune.” (page 66)

    • Such as:

      • Not blaming his enemies

      • Realization of misfortune


The roman tragic hero

Quality #3

  • “…responsible for his own suffering.” (page 72)

    • Meaning:

      • Bringing pain to himself


The roman tragic hero

Quality #4

  • Characteristics:

    • revengeful

    • Self-indulgence that displays itself in style and action

    • Protagonist portrays the traits people are ashamed to show


The roman tragic hero

Seneca says…

  • The real tragedy is the recognition not the murders

    • Example:

      • Hercules, Roman God

      • Recognized guilt


The roman tragic hero

Bibliography

  • Shelton, Jo-Ann. Seneca's Hercules furens: theme, structure and style.1978. Print.

  • Slavitt, David R., and Palmer Bovie. Seneca: The Tragedies. 1. Baltimore,

    MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 1992. ix. Print.

  • "Tragic drama." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia®. 2005. Columbia

    University Press 10 Feb. 2010


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