how othello conforms to aristotle`s modelof a tragic hero

in the play othello

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The most important part of Othello's character that relates to the Aristotelian model is that he has a great deal of hubris, an unweening pride that allows him to be flattered by Iago by making Othello think that others are trying to overcome the great man he is. He listens to lies and does not question the motives of one so treacherous as Iago. He also experiences both reversal and recognition (two Aristotelian terms) when he kills Desdemona and learns that she has not been unfaithful to him and he has not been betrayed by Cassio. All of his fortunes change at that point.