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    What is the definition of a tragic victim. I've been looking through google and can't find one anywhere. All I have got so far is :

    Q. What is a tragic victim

    A. A tragic victim typically is someone who died due to murder, manslaughter or a tragic accident outside of their influence. However in recent years many newsgroups have been using it to describe anyone whose life has been permanently set back by a tragic even whether it has happened to that person directly or someone they are closely tied to.
    An example is how they would describe the victims that were staying in the Super Dome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Even though none of them were actually dead, all of them were touched by the tragedy of the hurricane in such a way that all of them had been permanently set back in some manner or another.

    which does help me to some extent, but not fully. I need this for an essay about Gertrude in 'Hamlet' Really do need this information today.

    Please and Thankyou!

    errrm i'd say a decent, innocent, positive person who dies young
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    (Original post by Earthly)
    errrm i'd say a decent, innocent, positive person who dies young
    thanks, but how would I put that across for gertrude. I don't believe she is a tragic victim but she does have some attributes... hmm I'll figure it out. Thankyou!
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