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A Tragic Hero According to Aristotle he defines a tragic hero in a very simple but true to most stories manner To start of Aristotle states that a tragic hero is a man characterized by good as well as evil This statement holds true in most Shakespeare tragedies Hamlet for instance was good in his ways He was attempting to avenge his fathers untimely death an act performed by only those with a noble stature Parallel to this Hamlet was also perceived as bad in the play Hints of Hamlet growing more than fond of his mother set a bad portrayal of him As did Hamlets carelessness throughout the play where he spontaneously yet accidentally stabs Polonius Aristotle also describes a tragic hero as having a tragic flaw thus leading to his downfall This is perfectly portrayed in Othello Throughout the play Othello is known to be the gullible one Maybe partially to blame on his race age or life as a soldier never the less Othello is lead to believe many of Iagos lies without a mention of second thought Othellos gullibility ended up being the catalyst to his and his wifes life The tragic hero has a hubris surrounding him Aristotle points out as another characteristic Iago is defiantly the hubris in Othello Iago is the one that sets up Othello to kill Desdemona therefore acting as the hubris surrounding the tragic hero OthelloAnother point Aristotle makes about the Tragic Hero is that they always go on a journey A journey to build up to a dramatic ending A journey to discover more about the other characters Or maybe a journey to discover the tragic hero himself The conclusion most would come to would be that of a combination of all these things Hamlets journey consisted of all these things and with considerable detail teaching us and Hamlet of the real cause of Hamlets fathers death Hamlet also is well represented to us
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