• Hamlet as Tragic Heroes
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This paper discusses Othello as a "tragic hero" and compares him to the great Aristotle's concept of what a "tragic hero" actually is.

Othello's second most noticeable character flaw is that of jealousy.

The end nears as Othello's portrait of himself is weakened.

Using the Aristotle criteria, we can easily classify Othello, the Moor, as a tragic hero.
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However, if we look deeper the suffering that Othello has to go through, and the way that this powerful and heroic character is tricked and knocked off his high perch by Iago (a lower status member of the army) he can be seen as a tragic hero....

"...the final Othello is not a pretty sight to watch...

One of shakespheres most memorable tragic hero’s Hamlet is the definition of a tragic hero.
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The first example we come across in the play of Macbeth being a tragic hero is him being of high birth, in act one scene three after Macbeth wins in battle king Duncan comes to visit him at his castle, whilst there Duncan acknowledges that Macbeths position is needed close to the kings, this relationship with the king fills the first criteria of being a tragic hero, High birth....


As in all Shakespearean works, there is always a tragic hero.

A tragic hero has to have a fatal flaw that, combined with fate, brings tragedy....
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“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.” (Luke 2:1) This quote from Lukes 2:1 shows how Mary and Joseph ended up in Bethlehem, where Mary would give birth to her son in a manger, because all the inns turned them away....

A tragic hero must own many good traits, but has a flaw that ultimately leads to his downfall.
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His mindset is set deep and far away from the physical world that both helps him and hinders him in his plight for revenge against his uncle, Claudius, and his mother.

In the play, Macbeth the tragic hero is the lead character, Macbeth.

Once Biff starts trying to explain his point of view to Willy, and break it to him gently, Willy realises that something is going wrong and starts another flashback.

Creon has three main behaviors that cause him to be the tragic hero.

Jack Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States is a tragic hero, because he possess four of the six traits a tragic hero must possess.

A reader might wonder how the hero might accomplish such a task.

Othello’s tragedy is caused because of personal flaws, and misguided trust in others, which is evident as his dialect, and behaviours change throughout the play....

developed his own definition and idea of what a tragic hero is....

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Another example is the way in which Willy led Biff to believe that he has a salesman for Oliver, which in the end left Biff bitterly disappointed.

In the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet the tragic hero is Hamlet....

Surprising, Othello later releases Cassio from his position as lieutenant following his [Cassio] fight with Roderigo in which Montago is wounded after trying to stop the fight.

In Shakespeare’s tragedy, the tragic hero is Julius Caesar.

In every Greek tragedy, there is the tragic hero, defined by Aristotle as a character who is an extraordinary person, with both good and bad qualities.