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Synonyms for hamartia

the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall


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Precisamente, la composicion de la accion tragica como megale hamartia despierta en el espectador el temor y la compasion.
Quelle que soit notre interpretation de la hamartia d'Aristote, il est clair que cet homme de guerre egare parmi les intrigues du serail est atteint par un marasme de la volonte pareil a celui de Hamlet, incapable de se decider" de repondre aux avances de Roxane ou de laisser mourir Atalide, la femme qu'il aime tendrement depuis l'enfance.
Not to succumb again to his subjective hamartia which he had only just got rid of when he renounced his rebellion.
Aristotelian terms--mimesis, spoudaios andphaulos, catharsis, hamartia, and anagnorisis--are scattered liberally throughout his writing.
En este ambito, el autor problematiza la nocion aristotelica de hamartia o error tragico.
This is the foreground of Meursault's tragic act--his hamartia being his unacknowledged post-mortem depression after his mother's death, what Patrick McCarthy calls a condition of being "haunted by death and unable to come to grips with grief and love" (Albert Camus 33).
Created eight years ago by guitarist Brendan "Slim" MacDonald and drummer Mark Castillo as a side project from their work in Hamartia, Bury Your Dead quickly took on a life of its own, surviving and thriving through some pretty bizarre circumstances.
M'Combich's hamartia is that as an entrepreneurial self he violates the aesthetics of the border markets because his attachment to ancestry propels him to adopt--to use Saldivar's term-- a differentiating dialectics, and he dissociates personal progress from any intracommunal vision of social and political progress.
Cadalso parece haber buscado en la Condesa traidora una de esas figuras tragicas moralmente "antes mejores que peores" que caen de la buena a la mala fortuna por un "yerro disculpable" o "error grande de las personas," segun traduce Goya y Muniain el concepto aristotelico de la hamartia (37).
28) Sheldon Zitner, "Hamlet and Hamartia," in Hamartia: The Concept of Error in the Western Tradition: Essays of John M.
From such an attitude arises the hamartia of the tragic protagonist.
ultimately be derived from Aristotle's Poetics (1453a), which distinguishes between the perfect tragedy (based on hamartia, involuntary error or frailty in the hero, evoking pity and fear) and an inferior kind of tragedy (showing "the downfall of the utter villain," and hence "satisfying the moral sense" [philanthropon exoi], but not provoking real tragic emotion).
su hamartia, en el sentido de estar expiando algun crimen de familia
Grace Tiffany has cared to think precisely "in those terms" about the surprises of grace in Shakespeare's late romances, where "grace, mediated through the Spirit, allows repentance and forgiveness to follow tragic choice so that hamartia becomes felix culpa" (431).
There is, as Padel points out, a parallel between this view of tragedy and Aristotle's notion of tragic hamartia, which recent scholarship has recognized as embracing both `intellectual' errors and their moral implications.