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A person with so much power will go to extremes to achieve or maintain it. A tragic hero is Aristotle’s view on a great or virtuous character that has a major flaw which leads to a downfall or suffering. Macbeth kills King Duncan in order to take his place after being named Thane of Cawdor because of his flaw of being too easily persuaded. In the beginning of the play Macbeth was a great man respected by all the people of Scotland. He is given hope by the supernatural giving him the dream of once becoming King of Scotland. This hope then turns to greed which turns to ambition leaving Macbeth a murderer and a madman. He is influenced by the people closest to him much too easily to go about killing anyone who is in the way of his original hope…show more content…
“For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name –” (2. 1. 16). The bleeding captain explains to King Duncan of the victory of Macbeth, and uses the title of ‘brave’ showing the respect he has towards him as a soldier. Macbeth and Banquo together win this battle with success for the King. Duncan does not let this great deed go unnoticed and pronounces Macbeth with the new title of Thane of Cawdor. “He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor; / In which addition, hail, most worthy Thane!” (1.3. 105-106). King Duncan is grateful of Macbeth’s win and gives him his well worthy promotion. Macbeth has complete trust throughout Scotland even more now with his promotion and is respected by all, especially the…show more content…
And be these juggling fiends no more believed, That palter with us in a double sense; That heep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope. I’ll not fight with thee. (5.8. 17-22) It is clear in the end of the play that Macbeth realizes his actions were wrong and he dies a pitiful death. Macbeth was influenced greatly by other characters in the play creating mayhem inside his mind and turning his decisions in an evil way bringing disorder throughout Scotland. He was lead easily by his closest people which brought destruction, and turned from his formerly respected figure into a greedy murderer. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a perfect example of a tragic hero, someone who because of a tragic flaw has a downfall. He was a man widely respected by all of his friends and Scotland. He was given hope by the supernatural element of the play which turned to greed. He was influenced by the people closest to him to commit murder to accomplish the goal of power he was given by the witches. In conclusion the play of Macbeth has a good life goal never to attempt acts of evil or force acts of evil upon others in striving for a higher purpose in life. Macbeth: One persuaded too

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