Othello as a Tragic Hero

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The theorists exploring tragedy almost universally draw upon the classic account of this play variety in Aristotle’s Poetics. The prominent Greek philosopher defined a heroic tragedy in the following way: “A truly tragic plot is a disastrous reversal of fortune, coming, through his own fault, to a man of essentially noble quality, accompanied by the discovery that some other person or persons are not what they had seemed…[The] test of a great tragedy is its power to cleanse the beholders’ emotions through the pity and fear which it awakens in them” (Othello: the tragic hero)...
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The theorists exploring tragedy almost universally draw upon the classic account of this play variety in Aristotle’s Poetics. The prominent Greek philosopher defined a heroic tragedy in the following way: “A truly tragic plot is a disastrous reversal of fortune, coming, through his own fault, to a man of essentially noble quality, accompanied by the discovery that some other person or persons are not what they had seemed…[The] test of a great tragedy is its power to cleanse the beholders’ emotions through the pity and fear which it awakens in them” (Othello: the tragic hero)...
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