We know Million intended Adam to be the tragic hero.... but Satan/Lucifer is so much more interesting!.... and the first 1/3 of PL is all about Satan after all!
Compare Satan with Adam. In a chart, cite evidence of how each meets the criteria for the role of tragic hero. Then, in a paragraph (or two) justify the reason Adam is, indeed, the (boring milquetoast) tragic hero of PL.
The Tragic Hero
1) must be of divine, or of noble birth
2) He is better than the average guy, but not perfect (so we can relate to him, but still be impressed)
3) he must start off good and become worse through CHOICE (self will is the biggie here)
4) he must possess a character flaw (hamartia is the term) which causes him to make bad choices and brings about his downfall
5)at some point he must recognize his error and revert to his innate state of good
6)there must be a catharsis and return to "normalcy"
7)the punishment must exceed the crime ( need not die, but death certainly meets this requirement)
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