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His tragic flaw was that he was too religious.

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What is the best example of a tragic flaw?

Macbeth’s ambition to become king

What examples of tragic flaw in Macbeth?

Hamartia In order for something to be truly tragic the character has to bring his misfortune on himself. To do that the character has to have some flaw. And the flaw can be anything but it has to be the cause of the character's downfall. King Lear was too trusting Hamlet was too 'righteous' Othello was too loving/jealous

Why was burying Polyneices a tragic flaw for Antigone?

Burying her brother Polyneices was a tragic flaw for Antigone. The burial was a flaw, because it disobeyed the recent decree by Theban King Creon about the non-burial of the disloyal Theban dead. The flaw was tragic, because it resulted in Antigone's death. Violation of the law was punishable by a capital sentence. Antigone was walled up in a dark, remote cave. Soon afterwards, she committed suicide by hanging herself with her halter.

King Claudius tragic flaw?

ambition, his ambition for the power is ultimately what leads claudius to his death as well as the death of other characters.

What is Oedipus' tragic flaw?

Oedipus' tragic flaw is his intelligence. A tragic flaw is connected to the characters "excellence" and leads to creation and self-discovery, but to destruction as well. It was through his intelligence that he gained greatness and became king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. Yet his intelligence paired with arrogance and metaphorical blindness leads to his destruction when it drives him to search for the truth. His tragic flaw was curiosity. As his kingdom was "dying", he couldn't just sit aside and let it happen he had to go in search of what caused it no matter what the consequence. His need to find the truth (and help his people) was what led to his eminent downfall.

Using Aristotle's terms when Oedipus falls from a position of power in the play Oedipus the King it's because?

Because of his hamartia, or tragic flaw.

What is hamarita?

Hamartia is the Aristotelian term for a literary character's "fatal flaw" which is really more of a mistake than a personal flaw. For example, in the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus' flaw is a lack of knowledge about his true identity, which in the end leads him to murder his father and marry his mother.

What is Haemon's tragic flaw?

The placement of loyalty to his fiancée over loyalty to Creon, who is both his father and his king, is Haemon's tragic flaw. A tragic flaw is a weakness or imperfection in an individual's character or personality that leads to that person's death, destruction, or downfall. Haemon's disrespect is his fatal flaw, because it encourages uncontrolled passion. In his passion, Haemon doesn't mince his words or his actions. In fact, he goes so far as to attempt to kill his own father and his own king. According to the laws of mortals and of the gods, the authority of a father and of a king must be respected. Especially is it a serious matter to disrespect one's sovereign, as that constitutes treason. Additionally, both mortals and the gods frown upon both murderous attempts and murderous deeds.

What is the tragic hero's tragic flaw in Antigone?

A tragic hero's tragic flaw is what helps to do the hero in. A hero is an individual who does great deeds, and has great power or strength. The tragic hero faces an unhappy reversal of fate or fortune, and even may die within the confines of the story. In the case of the play 'Antigone', the main character of the same name faces cruel punishment, and takes her own life. That reversal or that death results from an interaction with a superior force. Specifically, Antigone has a fatal interaction with her superior and her uncle, Theban King Creon. She also has a fatal interaction with the superior force of divine fate that casts a curse on her ancestor, Theban King Labdacus, and all of his descendants. That reversal or that death becomes a foregone conclusion with the hero's tragic, often fatal, flaw. The flaw tends to be pride. If nothing else, it's pride in thinking that an individual can escape the fate that the gods portion to each mortal. Such is the case with Antigone's parents, Theban King Oedipus and Queen Jocasta, who vainly try to escape their god-ordained destinies of king killing, parent killing, and mother-son marrying and procreating. But in the case of Antigone, the tragic flaw isn't pride. She never once fools herself that she will escape a death sentence for disobeying Theban law in order to obey divine law. Instead, her flaw is her raging, uncontrolled passion that disrespects different personalities and viewpoints and stubbornly refuses to try to work things out reasonably and respectfully.

What was the flaw of Oedipus the King?

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'.

How is Antigone a tragic hero?

Antigone herself is not the tragic hero of Antigone. The tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Creon is a well-intentioned king, that comes from royal blood, but he brings his death upon himself with his tragic flaw. His flaw was that he paid more attention to the laws of man and easily forgot about the power of the gods. After everyone that he loves dies, Antigone (his niece), Haimon (his son), and Eurydice (his wife), he becomes a better person and changes his views. However, it is too late for Creon by the end of the tragedy, and he is too weighed-down by his own guilt. He chooses to die.

What is a reason with an example for why tragic flaws are important other than creating irony in 'Antigone'?

That they advance the plot, create tension and increase audience interest are reasons for why tragic flaws are important other than for creating irony in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone's tragic flaw of uncontrolled passionate outbursts advances the plot by impelling her to brag about breaking her uncle Creon's edict of non-burial of the disloyal Theban dead. King Creon's tragic flaw of stubbornness creates tension by keeping him from seeking common grounds at points when reconciliation still is possible. Prince Haemon's tragic flaw of pride increases audience interest by making him unforgiving about mutual wrongs and pushing him to try to kill his own father.