What is a perfect human? Human perfection may be measured by physical ability or intellectual achievement; however, it may also be measured by strength of character, and in this realm humans may often fall short. Weakness of character, shown through various character flaws, causes most of the hardships in life. Literature such as Shakespeare's Macbeth and Alison Walker's The Color Purple contain three levels of characters: setting characters, secondary characters and the main character. Combined,
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As the play and novel progress, we witness how they become a tragedy through the use of the main, secondary and setting characters' character flaws. Humans continuously attempt to reach perfection in many different areas; the fact that perfection of character is rarely achieved may be unfortunate for humans, but results in a rich field of human drama that literature such as Shakespeare's Macbeth and Alison Walker's The Color Purple draw upon to exceptional effect.