Macbeth higher level key words

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Tragic hero
A character who has a fatal flaw which leads to a downfall
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Tragedy
A misfortune/something really bad that happens
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Fatal Flaw
A weakness that is the cause of a characters downfall and/or death
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A dramatic composition
A dark play about a great character who, because of a weakness either in their character or a power out of their control, suffers a fall from greatness
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Catharsis
emotional purge
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Foil
A character in the play who is almost completely opposite to the main character
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Turning point
Climax of the play/where things start to go wrong
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Hamartia
Fatal flaw
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Hubris
Self confidence
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Peripeteia
Turning point
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Schadenfreude
taking pleasure in other peoples misfortunes
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Card 2

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A misfortune/something really bad that happens

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Tragedy

Card 3

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A weakness that is the cause of a characters downfall and/or death

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Card 4

Front

A dark play about a great character who, because of a weakness either in their character or a power out of their control, suffers a fall from greatness

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

emotional purge

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Preview of the back of card 5
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