English Literature Study GuideGreek Vocab•Peripeteia- the turning point•Anagonorisis- self realization of a character•Hamartia- the tragic flaw in a character•Hubris- extreme pride, leading to overconfidenceThe Tragic HeroAristotle claimed that a Tragic Hero has 3 traits. (1.)is noble born or has noble characteristics(2.)possesses a tragic flaw (Hamartia)(3.)comes to a self realization or moment of self insight (Anagonorisis)Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman1.Noble: Willy is not born of Nobility and has no high rank or title like Oedipus (King) or Othello (Military General)2.Tragic Flaw: Willy’s tragic flaw is his ignorance and arrogance. His view of the American Dream clouds his judgement and eventually leads to his own death.3.Realization: Willy never fully realizes what is wrong with him. He doesn’t attribute his flaw to his demise but instead blames the world for screwing him over. He fails to believe he is in charge of his own destiny.Conclusion: Willy Loman is NOT a tragic hero. He is not noble in any sense of the word.