Hamartia definitions

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The definition of hamartia is a terrible mistake or error in judgment by a character in a film or book.

An example of hamartia is a rock climber not fastening their clips and ropes correctly causing them to fall from a cliff.

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Tragic flaw.
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The tragic flaw of the protagonist in a literary tragedy.

Creon's main and foremost hamartia was his excessive pride.

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(Christian theology): sin.
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Origin of hamartia

From Ancient Greek ἁμαρτία (hamartia), meaning error or failure. From the verb ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō, "to miss the mark".