a flaw or defect in a tragedy's hero or heroine that eventually causes his or her downfall.
the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
a literary term that refers to a personality trait of a main character that leads to his or her downfall
an error or defect in the tragic hero that leads to his downfall, such as greed, pride, or ambition
the tragic hero’s flaw (often excessive pride or “hubris") which leads directly to a reversal of his good fortune ( catastrophe)
in a tragedy) the quality within the hero or heroine that leads to his or her downfall. Example: Othello's tragic flaw was his jealousy.