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Macbeth--a Tragic Hero

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MacBeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character of Macbeth is discovered to be a classic example of a tragic hero. Macbeth is a very ambitious and courageous person who lets three main things turn him into a violent individual. Two of the points, which most greatly contribute to Macbeth’s fall, are the prophecy, which were told to him by the witches, and how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth's judgment. These two factors along with his tremendous ambition to be king is what caused him to fall from a noble man who was loyal to his king to a violent man who would kill his king to become king! The prophecies, which were told by the witches, was one of the factors that contributed to the fall of his character. If the witches would not have told him that he was going to become the Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and King of Scotland, maybe Macbeth would not have went on this killing rampage and maybe order would have still been in Scotland. The only thing the prophecies did was, boost Macbeth’s ambition to be king and to control the future. When the witches told Macbeth all these good things, Macbeth felt as if he could not be beaten. He felt as if every thing was going like he wanted it to. That is until he hears the apparitions. The influence of Lady Macbeth also contributed to the fall of Macbeth’s character. Lady Macbeth's character in the beginning reveals that she is a lovable person. We find out later that in actuality Lady Macbeth was...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how macbeth is an ambitious and courageous person who lets three main things turn him into a violent individual.
  • Analyzes how the prophecies of the witches contributed to macbeth's fall. the only thing they did was boost his ambition to be king and to control the future.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's influence contributed to the disintegration of the character.
  • Analyzes how macbeth's ambition influenced his downfall. his ambition blinded him of the moral thing to do and his conscience no longer had any say in what he did.
  • Concludes that the prophecies given to him by the witches, lady macbeth's influence and plan, and his strong ambition to be king, all contributed greatly to his fall of character.
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