What is another word for tragic flaw?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈad͡ʒɪk flˈɔː] (IPA)

A tragic flaw can be defined as a character trait that ultimately leads to a character's downfall or demise. Other words that can be used as synonyms for tragic flaw include character flaw, fatal flaw, or hamartia (a Greek term that means the same thing). These words all emphasize the idea that a character's flaws, while perhaps unnoticed at first, will eventually lead to their tragic end. Other words that could be used to describe a tragic flaw might include weakness, shortcoming, or failing. Ultimately, whatever word is used to describe this concept, the idea remains the same: characters with tragic flaws are destined for a tragic end.

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Famous quotes with Tragic flaw

  • There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.
    Kurt Vonnegut
  • There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I dont know what can be done to fix it. This is it Only nut cases want to be president.
    Kurt Vonnegut
  • And that, of course, is the tragic flaw in the narcotics laws — that possession of marijuana is a felony. Regardless of whether it is as harmless as some believe, or as evil and vicious as others believe, savage and uncompromising law is bad law, and the good and humane judge will jump at any technicality that will keep him from imposing a penalty so barbaric and so cruel. The self-righteous pillars of church and society demand that "the drug traffic be stamped out" and think that making possession a felony will do the trick. Their ignorance of the roots of the drug traffic is as extensive as their ignorance of the law.
    John D. MacDonald
  • There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't' know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.
    Kurt Vonnegut

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