Tragic Heroes.txt

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Tragic Heroes.txt
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  1. define Hamartia:
    the "flaw" or "fault" in a hero, which leads them to their disastrous/unsuccessful goal to become a true hero.
  2. Looking back over the previously discussed tragic heroes, what would be the most common Hermatia?
    Hubris>> pride and arrogance
  3. the story of the king, Oedipus, reflects 2 different practices in Athens: What are they?
    1. Institution of Ostracism - banished from society

    2. Scapegoat of Ritual - goat bears the burden of all the sins/iniquities committed by the poor and lowly of the land
  4. in conclusion, what is the lesson learned from "Oedipus the King"?
    power will not follow you throughout your whole life

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