Hamartia in a Sentence  πŸ”Š

Definition of Hamartia

a fatal flaw that leads to the demise of a hero or protagonist

Examples of Hamartia in a sentence

Most tragic heroes have some sort of personal weakness, or a hamartia, that leads to their downfall in the story.  πŸ”Š

Achilles is a perfect example of a hero with hamartia, that being the legendary β€˜Achilles’ Heel’ that led to his defeat.  πŸ”Š

When an author tries to create a hero with a hamartia, they often choose arrogance as the fatal flaw that leads to their demise.  πŸ”Š

The hamartia of a naΓ―ve hero may be the blind faith he has in others, leading him to be betrayed and destroyed by his traitorous companions.  πŸ”Š

Most protagonists do not have a hamartia because the writer does not intend for them to be defeated, which is only fitting for tragic heroes.  πŸ”Š

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