They understand this by the end of the play or novel.
What’s more, they couldn’t have helped what had happened because their flaw—pride, love, etc.—isn’t something they could control.
Instead, he remains indecisive about whether his uncle, Claudius, was the murderer.
Even after he discovers his uncle killed his father, he can’t decide on how to enact his revenge and obsesses over it.
Do you ever get so connected to a character that it almost physically hurts when the character gets killed off?
For me, it happens all the time when I watch Game of Thrones.Romeo’s obsessive love is what causes him to kill himself at the thought of Juliet being dead (if he had held out another hour or two, he would’ve been fine).And inadvertently, it’s Romeo’s suicide that causes Juliet’s death.Unlike Romeo, Gatsby is completely idealistic in his love for Daisy—he’ll do anything for her, but she wouldn’t do the same for him. Gatsby is so busy reaching for an ideal that he’s never satisfied.He surrounds himself with money and parties even though he doesn’t take any real pleasure from them. When he finally gets the girl, he still isn’t satisfied. So it doesn’t matter if some people say Snape isn’t, as long as you can back your writing up with evidence that he is.By making tragic heroes generally neutral on the moral scale, it makes them more relatable, which makes readers upset when they finally die or suffer some other tragic fate.Furthermore, they must suffer more than they should.I could write a whole post about Shakespearean tragic heroes, but how about tragic hero examples from some different authors?Jay Gatsby is a tragic hero because he dies chasing an ideal that will never come true.He’s a smart guy, but he gets stuck in his head a lot.How does his indecisiveness and obsession lead to his downfall? he has to avenge the death of his father but doesn’t act quickly.