Scarlett O'Hara: Tragic Hero? According to Aristotle, there are three common occurrences in the lives of all tragic heroes. The classic tragic hero of Aristotelian poetics is of noble derivation and nature. The fatal flaw which is usually hubris, or pride, commonly precipitates a catastrophic downfall (Greenberg par.1). Lastly, a humbled recognition of his flaw, and a reversal of fortune must occur. Scarlett O'Hara, from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, exhibits all the qualities
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