Saturday, 9 April 2016

H is for... Hamartia


What??

Hamartia.

Oh come on. You've all heard of hamartia, haven't you?

No??

Oh, okay then. Hamartia is:


The fault or error which entails the destruction of the tragic hero

(with particular reference to Aristotle's Poetics)


from the Greek ἁμαρτία (according to the Oxford English Dictionary).

All heroes should have tragic character flaws, don't you think? Though maybe they shouldn't all get destroyed.

Go on... try and use this in a sentence today.

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