In Frankenstein, to what extent is Victor presented as a tragic hero?

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Aristotle, in Poetics, defined the characteristics of the typical tragic hero. According to the text, a tragic hero possessed the following characteristics: noble statue, great (but not perfect), falls partially because of personal choice, possesses a tragic flaw (hamartia), and gains awareness about self (through his or her fall).

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein proves to characterize the protagonist (Victor) as a tragic hero. 

Victor possess noble stature.

I AM BY BIRTH a Genevese; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.


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