(n.) the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
Crucible worksheet with tragic hero quotes for John Proctor. Students select the quote that best fits each category and explain their answer. Perfect for students who struggle and need extra help with close reading.
Help your students thoroughly understand the term tragic hero. This activity helps students explore the concept of the tragic hero through literature and modern day connections. This activity can be used with any text and outlines the major characteristics of...
Death of a Salesman - Tragic Hero: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is full of common literary elements that are important for students to explore. Because this is one of Miller's most famous tragedies, it is helpful for students to understand why is it is categorized as a tragedy. After reading the Death of a Salesman play, ask students to read Arthur Miller’s essay on "Tragedy and the Common Man" and create a storyboard depicting Willy as a tragic hero.
Antigone by Sophocles - Tragic Hero: The Antigone play is centered around the idea of the Tragic Hero. Students can examine what makes Antigone this type of hero using a storyboard / graphic organizer!