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