The Tragic Hero Macbeth

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Would you be willing to totally deny your conscience in order to get what you want? The main character Macbeth in the play Macbeth written by Shakespeare forgets to pay any attention to his conscience in order to get what he wants. He goes against anything that a normal conscience would tell you not to do. According to the definition of Aristotle, Macbeth is a example of a tragic hero because he is not pitiful, and he realizes his fate toward the end of the play. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he needs no pity from the people around him and also from the readers of the play. Macbeth is a brave and loyal person who is loved by the King of Scotland, there for readers like him leaving no reason for anybody showing pity for him. By doing this it is getting him closer to becoming more like a tragic hero. During the beginning of the play Macbeth displays his bravery and loyalty by successfully defending the king from the Scottish rebels and the Norwegians. The king displays no pity for Macbeth instead he rewards his great loyalty to him by rewarding him with the title of the Thane of Cawdor. After the great Macbeth proves himself on the battlefield King Duncan shows his great gratitude for Macbeth after he helps saves the kings crown. “ No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive / Our bosom interests. Go pronounce his present death / And with his former title greet Macbeth 1.2.64-66”. Macbeth had a lot going for him by becoming thane of Cawdor, but he ruins his chance of being a noble character by killing for the crown. By needing no pity Macbeth is proved to be a tragic hero. In addition Macbeth is considered to be a tragic hero by realizing his fate and that his unfaithful relations to the king catch up to him. All through the play Macbeth has been pretty lucky first by his plans of murdering the king played out to his terms and that he has been told by prophecy
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