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- The tragic flaw of the protagonist in a literary tragedy.
- Creon's main and foremost hamartia was his excessive pride.
2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities: Bladerunner's punishment for killing Reeva Steenkamp is but a frippery when set against the burden that her bereft parents, June and Barry, must carry [print version: No room for sentimentality in this tragedy, 13 September 2014, p. S22]”, The Daily Telegraph (Sport):
- (Christian theology): sin
sin — see sin