A prominent Shakespearean critic, Andrew Cecil Bradley
A prominent Shakespearean critic, Andrew Cecil Bradley (A.C Bradley) was born in Cheltenham, England in 1851. He wrote a book titled Shakespearean Tragedy (1904) which is acknowledged to be a classic Shakespearean criticism, as it presents a psychological analysis of Shakespeare’s characters. In the feature article, The Shakespearean Tragic Hero (p.
687-691) the author Andrew Cecil Bradley explains his interpretation of tragedy and a tragic hero. As maintained by Bradley, a tragic hero must be of a high degree or a public figure, raised in some respect much above the average level of humanity. Although it may seem full of prominence, it also serves as a fatal gift, as sufferings and actions are unlike others. It is essential to have so much of greatness that in times of error so we are vividly aware of the possibility of human nature.