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This set has seven characteristics of what makes up a Tragedy.

Unhappy End

Main character comes to unhappy end

Important in Society

Hero is usually some one important in society

Extraordinary Abilities

Tragic hero exhibits extraordinary abilities but also a tragic flaw, a fatal error in judgment or weakness of character, that leads directly to his or her downfall

Outside Forces/Antagonist

Outside forces may also contribute to the hero's downfall. If so, the person or force w/ whom the hero battles is the antagonist

Related Events

Series of casually related events lead inevitably to the catastrophe, or tragic resolution. This final stage of the plot usually involves death of hero, other characters might be affected

Audience's Sympathy

Tragic hero usually recognizes his/her tragic flaw by the end + gains audience's sympathy

Meets Doom

Meets doom w/ courage + dignity

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