Aristotle's Characteristics of a Tragic Hero Template

Updated: 2/26/2019
Aristotle's Characteristics of a Tragic Hero Template
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The Tragic Hero

By Rebecca Ray

It fascinates us to watch people fail. Perhaps this is what makes a tragic hero so captivating and relatable. Tragic heroes can be seen in television, film, and literature. It is critical to define this archetype and to understand how they affect a plot. By using storyboards, students create a fun and interactive way to internalize the concept, and build a framework to spot the tragic heroes throughout literature.


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Storyboard Description

Aristotle's Characteristics of a Tragic Hero template | Teaching the Tragic Hero Archetype

Storyboard Text

  • HAMARTIA
  • HUBRIS
  • PERIPETEIA
  • The flaw that causes the hero's downfall.
  • ANAGNORISIS
  • Excessive pride
  • NEMESIS
  • A reversal of fortune
  • CATHARSIS
  • The moment when the hero makes a critical discovery
  • A fate that cannot be avoided
  • The feeling of pity or fear the audience experiences after the hero's fall.