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Which of the following is the best example of a tragic hero?
A. A king loses everything when his pride and ambition cause him to trust the wrong people.
B. A young girl who is lost in the city takes an incredible journey as she searches for her family.
C. A down-on-his-luck businessman wins the lottery and must decide what to do with the money.
D. A poor orphan searches for his family and finds that they are wealthy and powerful.
A. Because a tragic hero is noble at birth or born with potentially heroic qualities.
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What is one way in which dramatic irony is used in a piece of literature?
A. By having a difference between what is expected and what actually happens
B. By explaining the underlying reason a tragic hero causes a tragedy to happen
C. By letting the reader or audience know something that the characters do not
D. By having a character say one thing when he or she actually means the opposite