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Tragic hero

What's a Tragic Hero?

A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities.

This person is fated by the Gods or by some supernatural force to doom and destruction or at least to great suffering.

But the hero struggles mightily against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration.

Because the tragic hero simply cannot accept a diminished view of the self and because of some personality flaw, the hero fails in this epic struggle against fate.

Definition taken from the link below

Databases for Literary Criticism