Qualities of a Tragic Hero
- The tragic hero is a character of noble stature and has greatness. The character must ALSO embody nobility and virtue as part of his/her character.
- Though the tragic hero is great, he/she is not perfect.
- The hero’s downfall, is partially his/her own fault.
- The hero’s misfortune is not wholly deserved.
- The hero’s fall is not pure loss.
- Though it is sad, the tragedy does not leave its audience in a state of depression.