A prominent Shakespearean scholar, Andrew Cecil Bradley (A.C Bradley) was born in Cheltenham, England in 1851. He wrote a book titled Shakespearean Tragedy (1904) which is known 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 definition of tragedy and a tragic hero.
As claimed by Bradley, a 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.