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Emma Bovary's Fatal Flaw
An analysis of Emma Bovary as a tragic hero in Flaubert's novel "Madame Bovary".
# 124191 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Literature (French)

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The paper describes Emma Bovary in Flaubert's novel as a tragic hero because of her fatal weakness or, as Aristotle put it, "hamartia". The paper argues that she is victimized by others.

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"Ancient Greek philosophy articulated by Aristotle offered the idea that all tragic heroes possess a quality known as hamartia, variously translated as an error, a flaw, or a mistake that is not inherent in their characters, in which case an audience would lose respect for them. It is rather the result of some confluence of factors which goes awry due to a lack of understanding, a failed perception or a human failing or weakness. This thesis will be examined in the context..."

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