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How does the view of Othello being like a chivalrous knight support the idea he is the...
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Tragic heros have to have these things if they are to be considered a tragic hero:
1. Usually of noble birth
2. Hamartia – a.k.a. the tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall.
3. Peripeteia – a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero’s tragic flaw
4. His actions result in an increase of self- awareness and self-knowledge
5. The audience must feel pity and fear for this character.
Therefore Othello's nobilty and dignity lies in his profession as a soldier, and his background as a moorish prince. This creates a feeling of descent in the novel and he is brought down from being "valiant" to Iago's base level, and creates the downfall that is nescessary to tragedy.
Posted by juliette12345 on April 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM (Answer #1)
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