|through some weakness of character or error of judgment, unknowingly brings doom on himself.
|What does this mean in the play?What might this mean in our world?
|tragic flaw (error in judgment, mistake, or sin)
|Some Examples of Hamartia
|-excessive pride (hubris)-misplaced trust-excessive curiosity-lack of self control
|Famous People with Hamartia
|-Lance Armstrong-Tiger Woods-Amy Winehouse
|What might be Othello’s?
|He is too fast to trust Iago and trust Iago over his wife ending up killing her
|-Reversal of fortune-Everything begins to go wrong for the character-When might this be in Othello?
|epiphany, self-knowledge, realization of truth
|When is Othello’s’ perpeteia?
|When he kills Desdemona, when he slaps her, when he starts to believe Iago over Desdemona, when he comes up with the plan to kill Desdemona
|When is Othello’s anagnorisis?
|When he finds out Iago made up the whole thing about Desdemona and Cassio’s affair and that he killed Dasdemona for nothing
|purification of emotions (usually felt by the audience)
Tragic Hero (Othello)
August 14, 2019