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Is Macbeth A Tragic Hero?

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One can see Macbeth as a hero because he can tell by Macbeth’s character

that he will do anything to keep his people and his king safe, even if it takes killing

thousands of people. Macbeth shows readers at the beginning of the book that he is

a very brave man, which illustrates that he is a hero and that he is kindhearted.

However, one single prophesy told by the witches was able to change his mind and

character.

Macbeth and Banquo met with the three witches at the end off the battle, and

one of them said something to Macbeth that may have changed him for good.

“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!”; “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee,

thane of Cawdor!”; “All hail, Macbeth, Thou shalt be king hereafter!” (Third witch,

page 9) After these …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Recounts how macbeth and banquo met with the three witches at the end of the battle.
  • Describes macbeth's words, "all hail! hail to thee, thane of glamis!"
  • Opines that he would never become king, but in the future either his sons or grandsons.
  • Explains that witches were saying because one of the things that they said became true.
  • Opines that macbeth told his wife to go out and talk to the people.
  • Narrates how he told her to put on a “fake” smile to everyone so they wouldn’t ever have.
  • Analyzes how macbeth shows readers at the beginning of the book that he is a brave man and kindhearted. however, one prophesy told by the witches changed his mind.
  • Explains that macbeth couldn't become the thane of cawdor because he had already a living thane and three people would have to be killed, the king and his two sons.
  • Narrates how the king called macbeth into the room and said that he wanted to show him his gratitude for him, and that malcom, his son, would soon become the king.
  • Analyzes macbeth's statement that he didn't want to look at what was about to happen.
  • Narrates how the messenger came in to tell her that the king was going to be there that night, and she didn't have anything prepared for him to come to her house.
  • Narrates how the lady said she didn't want to know who her knife was about to kill.
  • Explains that lady macbeth had a plan to kill the king, and she told her that she would get everything ready to prepare for it.
  • Narrates how macbeth started to think about what he was about to do: kill the king who has been nothing but kind to him and his kingdom.
  • Opines that macbeth has a conscious, but the witches never told him how he would become king.
  • Explains that the plan to kill the king was to wait until the king was asleep and then ask the guards for a drink and get them drunk to where they would pass out.
  • Opines that macbeth is a tragic hero because he feels that the king has done nothing wrong to him or the kingdom.
  • Opines that macbeth is a good guy who is making some really bad decisions right now.

Macbeth told his wife to go out and talk to the people

and make it seem like everything

was okay. He told her to put on a “fake” smile to everyone so they would n ever have

to suspect that the two of them did it.

Is Macbeth a tragic hero or a kindhearted villain? To me, Macbeth is a tragic

hero because as all this is going on, he says to himself that the king is a good king

and I am supposes to protect him but instead I am planning how I am going to kill

him. He feels that the king has done nothing wrong to him or the kingdom, and he

does not deserve this. He does not deserve to die. No villain would start to feel

remorse or second-guess himself. A villain would just go ahead and do it. Macbeth is

still a hero to the king, and everyone else in the kingdom, but does he still believe

that he is a hero? You can be a good person and make bad choices, and I believe that

Macbeth is like that because he is a good person and a hero, but he is about to do a

tragic thing to him and his kingdom.

How do I feel towards Macbeth? I know that if Macbeth never talked to

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