I use this Tragic Heroes PowerPoint presentation to teach my 9th grade Pre-AP English class about tragic heroes. It contains fun images and clear, focused information on the purpose and characteristics of tragic heroes in literature.
I use this PowerPoint after my students have read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and before they read Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
I also use this P.P. in conjunction with another one of my lesson plans, titled "Tragic Flaw Writing Assignment." My students seem to enjoy this essay assignment far more than a typical essay, and it really helps them take the information learned in this PowerPoint and do something with it independently.