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Tragic hero. Aristotle’s Definition. Characteristics. Person of high status. ie , king, statesman, senator, elder, leader, etc. Person has mixture of good and bad traits. ie , selfish but kind h ot tempered but brave a rrogant but loyal. Has fatal flaw. “hamartia”

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tragic hero

Tragic hero

Aristotle’s Definition

person of high status
Person of high status

ie, king, statesman, senator, elder, leader, etc.

person has mixture of good and bad traits
Person has mixture of good and bad traits

ie, selfish but kind

hot tempered but brave

arrogant but loyal

has fatal flaw
Has fatal flaw


This leads to his/her downfall

Fall is inevitable once hamartia is committed

usually experiences great suffering
Usually experiences great suffering






often before downfall
Often before downfall

He/she experiences self-realization

Recognition of his/her flaw