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What is the name given to the great pride that leads to the downfall of the tragic hero in a tragic play?

Options

A) catharsis

B) hubris

C) nemesis

D) tragedy

The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

Hubris is another word for pride. Hubris, or pride, is one of the most common tragic flaws for a hero or heroine. Many literary heroes have caused or nearly caused their own destruction because of their excessive pride.

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  • Hubris is another word for pride. Hubris, or pride, is one of the most common tragic flaws for a hero or heroine. Many literary heroes have caused or nearly caused their own destruction because of their excessive pride.

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