Macbeth - a Tragic Hero!?!

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Macbeth – A Tragic Hero? “Macbeth” by Shakespeare tells the story of a high birth who ends up bringing about his own downfall. Macbeth is led behind the curtain by his own urge to possess power. First, he is a hero, then a villain, then a human being feeling regret. Is Macbeth a tragic hero? Traditionally, a tragic hero is one of high birth who possesses a flaw in character that brings about his own downfall. This is true of Macbeth. How is Macbeth a hero? Macbeth is a hero because in the beginning of Act I, we hear the other characters talk about how heroic Macbeth was in a fight in defense of his king's land and how he defeated the enemy. Macbeth is praised and appreciated by the king for his courage from the fight, which gives him hope of being able to having the crown. Therefore, we can presume that Macbeth is a hero, long before he even makes an appearance. How is Macbeth tragic? He is a man of noble stature, which means he is no ordinary man, but a man with an outstanding quality and greatness about him.. At first, Macbeth is celebrated as a brave man and is rewarded with a new title from the king. He is rewarded with the title of being the Thane of Cawdor, which the three witches in the play predicted. The witches are calculations, which helps drive Macbeth’s ambition and transform him into a murderer. The view of Macbeth as a brave man is ruined when we see how Lady Macbeth, his wife, easily manipulates him. He is soon overwhelmed with ambition and self-doubt. He keeps questioning his own actions, but he is compelled to commit further atrocities in order to cover up all his previous mistakes and wrong-doings. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have a strange relationship. The guilty one for the king’s death is actually Lady Macbeth, because she liked the idea of becoming queen so much that she kept pressuring Macbeth into doing it. Macbeth writes a
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