This, Emile observes, is a result of Ducksworth having committed the tragic flaw
of "confusing flattery with love", in having trusted Glynis's praise and manipulative tactics (154).
His heroism is limited to his exploits on the battlefield; his tragic flaw
is his inability to "flatter" to get what he wants.
Bundy was not a warmonger," Preston insists, "but neither was he a tragic hero, unable to escape the curse of his tragic flaw
Yet, his pedigree notwithstanding, Manning has come across as human, which in his case always appeared to be a tragic flaw
In the book, Charles Kennedy, A Tragic Flaw
, he warned Mr Kennedy in 2004 that "the next time you pick up a drink, you give up being leader".
He already had a serious drink problem when he became leader in 1999, according to Charles Kennedy: A Tragic Flaw
There I go again, thinking like the greedy materialists of the "GOP mainstream" who are the chief objects of Dreher's scorn, to wit: "The tragic flaw
of Western economics is that it is based on exploiting and encouraging greed and envy.
The goods news is that the winning recording was easy to pick, but the bad news is that the winning recording has a tragic flaw
that makes it hard to recommend without reservation.
Which seems to be his fate, or at least tragic flaw
, considering that the entire enterprise of fixing pain through finances, particularly in this place where an entire generation has been wiped out, is itself doomed to fail.
No matter how Jenkins gerrymanders freedom and Reconstruction into thematic proximity, the irresolution of the land question remained a tragic flaw
largely ignored in judicial and legislative processes.
Wanting the love of a male child is not a tragic flaw
for this transformed heroine.
And, like all mythic heroes, codeine has a tragic flaw
that becomes its undoing.