Greek word for Tragic flaw?
In Greek literature, the tragic hero possesses specific qualities. He is a man of noble or aristocratic birth. There is a tragic flaw within in his character that will lead to his downfall. A great reversal of fortune is brought about as a result of his tragic flaw. His actions will result in greater self awareness and introspection. The audience will both pity as well as fear for his outcome.
His flaw is said to be Pride, but the theory that ancient playwrights put tragic flaws in their characters the same way Shakespeare did is a misunderstanding based on a mistranslation. Oepidus was said to have suffered tragedy because of Hamartia a Greek word which then meant 'A mistake made in ignorance'. Later translators misread the word as meaning 'Sin' or 'Flaw'.
Oedipus basically had what in the greek language was called hubris...its the tragic flaw of arrogance...throughout the play, it is evident that Oedipus thinks highly of himself (and this is brought up many times in conversation with Tiresias.) Another flaw Oedipus had was being overly determined to find out this truth of his identity, this inevitably causes his downfall
A typical quality of a tragic hero would be his or her tragic flaw. For example, Romeo's tragic flaw could be his tendency to fall in love too quickly. The typical quality of a tragic hero is, as the above suggests, a tragic "fatal" flaw, or mistake, that is meaning of misfortune to ensue from this. Tragedies are also typically representative of the current out of story feelings of the time, or on the mythological…
The English term 'tragic flaw' means a character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall. It is not necessarily a very helpful concept, as a lot of tragic heroes do not appear to have them, and English students are forced to go to quite ridiculous lengths to find them. a weakness in a central character of high rank
It really depends on whether you believe that people have "tragic flaws" (Shakespeare didn't), and if you do, what Macbeth's tragic flaw was. If you think his tragic flaw was giving in too easily to his wife, then his wife talking him into the murder in Act 1 Scene 7 is probably it. If you think his flaw is that he's too ruddy violent, possibly this became apparent when he split the fellow from the…
a famous tragic flaw is achille's heel. he was from ancient greek history. he was born a hero that was invinsible, except for his ankle. so one day when he was in battle, someone shot him on the ankle with an arrow. he died later on, but the point is, his ankle was the downfall of him. he would have been the greatest hero of all times, if he hadnt had that weakness.
Caesar was certainly ambitious, arrogant, conceited, selfish, cynical and ruthless. It was for these characteristics that Brutus joined the conspiracy against him, particularly his ambition, as he says in his speech. They are characteristics which Caesar shared with Cassius and Antony and Octavian, so by rights they should also be Cassius's and Antony's and Octavian's tragic flaws. Except that this play ends well for Antony, and Octavian goes on to become the deified Caesar Augustus…