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<p>The Tragic Hero, </p> <p>According to Greek Tragedy Conventions</p> <p> noble stature (i.e. the tragedy involves the fall of the hero who has a lofty position to fall from)</p> <p> tragic flaw (Hamartia): fall due to flaw in personality (most common: hubris)</p> <p> free choice (the hero falls because he chooses one course of action over another)</p> <p> punishment exceeds the crime (injustice)</p> <p> increased awareness (understanding of what went wrong before the end)</p> <p> catharsis /k(r)ss/ in the audience (emotional purgation emotionally drained, but cleansed /klenz/)</p> <p>FOOD FOR THOUGHT:</p> <p> Who made Macbeth a murderer?</p> <p> Can we hold Macbeth fully responsible for the evil deeds in the play?</p> <p> If Macbeth is a tragic hero, what is Lady Macbeth?</p>

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