Macbeth - Fatal Flaws

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<BR> Anyone who is not a god, is not perfect. Everyone has a <br>weakness or a flaw. Some flaws are more deadly than others. <br>Some are addicted to heroin while others are unable to remember <br>where they put their keys. Every major flaw in this story <br>though, comes back to haunt them. The reason why anybody fails <br>in this story is because of their “flaw”. Not everyone dies <br>though, that is because their flaw is not fatal. Following will <br>be an explanation of how the major flaws of the characters lead <br>to their downfall. <br> Macbeth will be the first one discussed, since he was the <br>main character. The play’s problems start when he kills Duncan. <br>This is done because he has a flaw; he is too determined. He <br>doesn’t let anything in his way of the goal, to be king, proven <br>here: <br> The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step On <br> which I must fall down, or else o’erleap, For <br> in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; <br> Let not light see my black and deep desires: <br> The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be <br> <br> 2 <br> which the eye fears, when it is done, to <br> see.(Act I, Scene vii, lines 1-28) <br>If he had not been so determined to be king, then Duncan would <br>never have had to die. Consequently, if Macbeth had not killed <br>Duncan, this story would not have any murders in it at all. <br>Macbeth is driven by greed and violence proven by William <br>Hazlitt: <br> Macbeth himself appears driven along by <br> the violence of his fate like a vessel <br> drifting before a storm: he reels to and fro <br> like a drunken man; he staggers under the <br> weight of his own

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