Aristotle's Poetics

What are the views on the art of characterisation?Bring out his ideas about the ideal tragic hero.

Art of characterisation

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For Aristotle, characterization is different in the fields of comedy and tragedy. In the former case, the object is to depict men as "worse" or "lower" than they really are. In the case of the latter, the characters should be as lifelike as possible--hopefully with good or noble characteristics.