Fatal Flaws In Elizabethan Literature

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Fatal Flaws
There is a possibility that Macbeth could have been a good leader at one point. The reason he wasn’t was that he had too much ambition. Ambition was his tragic, or fatal, flaw. The most dangerous fatal flaw. Are those that are beneficial in moderation. Through examining the inner workings of a fatal flaw, the results of having no fatal flaw at all, and reviewing the appearance of the fatal flaw in Elizabethan literature, this conclusion becomes the only logical one.
A fatal flaw is a trait that causes a main character’s downfall by definition. Fatal flaws are most easily recognizable in Elizabethan tragedies and Greek mythology due to the epic nature of these works; however, it can be reasonably argued that everyone has a fatal flaw, and it is this flaw that allows us to connect to the somewhat larger-than-life characters. (“Maya”) A fatal flaw can be even the smallest of things and in real life fatal flaws rarely prove to be actually fatal but nonetheless everyone has those flaws that make it impossible to lead a perfect life.
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It becomes natural to question what the absence of a fatal flaw would be like. Under the assumption that every characteristic could in one respect be a fatal flaw, only a person with no characteristics whatsoever could lack one. However, this assumption can be proved inversely. One of the things that is historically and literally referred to as one of the most pleasing characteristics in a human is personal loyalty. Without personal loyalty, one would be considered heartless. Giving too much personal loyalty, it is possible to trust someone too much and let a known murderer walk right through the front door simply because he used to know them. Every human characteristic at its extremes becomes a fatal
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