origin of TRAGEDY what is the origin of the word 'tragedy' in terms of drama?

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Of course, in your analysis of the word tragedy, you will want to trace how it has become what it means to us today. Aristotle is famous for his writings about tragedy and his presentation of a tragic hero as being a character who has a fatal Achilles heel, normally related to hubris or pride, that results in the character's downfall, who was...

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