tragic hero

tragic hero

noun
a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat: Oedipus, the classic tragic hero.
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Main Entry:  tragic hero
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
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