F.L.Lucas views on the Tragic Hero

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  • Tragic Hero's definition is perfect. I need some more examples, if you can give it to me then it will helpful for me. Thank you.
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F.L.Lucas views on the Tragic Hero

  1. 1. TOPIC F.L.Lucas views on the Tragic Hero  Name: Sejal Chauhan  Paper No: 3- Literary Theory & Criticism  Roll No: 31  M.A.Sem:1  Year:2013-14  Submitted to :Smt.S.B.Gardi, Department of English M.K.Bhavanagar University. 
  2. 2. F.L.LUCAS VIEWS ON THE TRAGIC HERO
  3. 3. THE MEANING OF HAMARTIA , ACCORDING TO LUCAS Aristotle’s doctrine of the hamartia has,according to Lucas, been generally misunderstood.  The words used by Aristotle means simply a mistake.  Critics interpreted hamartia as a moral weakness or a sin. 
  4. 4. SOME INNOCENT VICTIMS OF DISASTER IN TRAGEDY Oedipus  Iphigenia  polyxena 
  5. 5. THE CASE OF SOME SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGIC HEROES Hamlet  Julius Caesar- Brutus  Othello  Lear  Coriolanus  Anatony  Romeo 
  6. 6. HUMAN ERROR RESPONSIBLE IN THE BEST KIND OF TRAGEDY Tragedy is a story of human blindness leading human effort error to defeat.  Tragedy result from human error.  The word hamartia means tragic error.  The error may or may not be moral. 
  7. 7. ARISTOTLE’S NARROW VIEW OF THE TRAGIC HERO Lucas says that Aristotle demanded that the character of the tragic hero should not be too good.  This formula, says Lucas, is too narrow. 
  8. 8. PERFECT CHARACTERS NOT SUITABLE AS TRAGIC HEROES We can agree with Aristotle’s principle that heroes and heroines should not, as a rule, be too perfect.  The objection to perfect characters is not that their misfortunes are unbearable.  It is rather that they tend to be unbearable themselves because of the excessive goodness which they possess.  It is human beings that we need in tragedy,not angels. 
  9. 9. ARISTOTLE’S UNFAIR VIEW OF WOMEN We cannot agree with Aristotle’s view that women in general are inferior character, though Aristotle admits at the same time even a woman may be a fine character.  Wonderful women as Cassandra, Antigone, Phaedra, and Medea. 
  10. 10. THANK YOU

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