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The Roman Tragic Hero!

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  1. The Roman Tragic Hero! Created by Amber Skwirsk

  2. Seneca’s Qualities of a Roman Tragic Hero

  3. Quality #1 • “…not destroyed by external force or accident…” (page 66) • Such as: • Fighting wounds • Crushed by a building • Pollution

  4. Quality #2 • “…must recognize himself as the cause of his own misfortune.” (page 66) • Such as: • Not blaming his enemies • Realization of misfortune

  5. Quality #3 • “…responsible for his own suffering.” (page 72) • Meaning: • Bringing pain to himself

  6. Quality #4 • Characteristics: • revengeful • Self-indulgence that displays itself in style and action • Protagonist portrays the traits people are ashamed to show

  7. Seneca says… • The real tragedy is the recognition not the murders • Example: • Hercules, Roman God • Recognized guilt

  8. 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