She was the one who planned to kill the King not Macbeth because he didn 't have a good poker face, more reason why he 's a tragic hero. Macbeth wife control him through the whole plan. Macbeth didn 't want to kill the King, he was scared until his wife questioned his manhood. This is our biggest weakness as men when somebody question our men hood we just go crazy. We might know that what we are about to do is wrong, but we 'll still go through with it because we don 't want to look weak, this is actually what Macbeth did.
At first, he ponders reasons why not to kill his king. He at first thinks that he cannot kill him because of four reasons: Macbeth is Duncan's subject, Duncan is a good king, they are blood-related, and Macbeth is his host. These reasons dissuade Macbeth at first, but later Lady Macbeth convinces him, by questioning his manhood, to commit the dastardly crime. When he finally murders Duncan, the problem comes to closure. But, even long before then, the next step in the mold had begun: the descent into the abyss.
You are always conscious of the fact that in the end Macbeth will be killed; good will triumph over evil, honour over ignominy. I think we realise that Macbeth's dea... ... middle of paper ... ...itted or the self-interested pain he has caused. Macbeth does say to Macduff 'But get thee back, my soul is too much charged With blood of thine already', this could be taken that Macbeth doesn't want to commit any more murders, and that maybe he regrets killing Lady Macduff and her children. But I believe that Macbeth doesn't want to fight with Macduff because he was told to 'beware Macduff', and that this is an excuse. I think Macbeth maybe also wanted to reinforce and perhaps gloat over the fact that he had killed Macduff's family while he was in England.
According to Aristotle, there are certain rules which make a tragedy what it is. After discussing the rules of an Aristotelian tragedy, we will try to learn whether Shakespeare's Macbeth is classified as such. We will find that although Macbeth is considered a tragedy among many people, it does not meet the requirements of an Aristotelian tragedy. Aristotle's definition of a tragedy consists of several points. "A tragedy, then is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, where-with to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions."
One of the oldest and most debated questions of all time is whether our lives are governed by fate or by our personal choice. A definition of fate would be a power that is believed to settle ahead of time how things will happen. William Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet, brings this question to the surface. Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher who had numerous theories on the idea of fate and tragedy in a play. He said that tragedy was to be told "in a dramatic rather than narrative form, with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish a catharsis of these emotions."
Through both of these cruel actions, Macbeth and his wife displayed that they are not concerned about the cost of the deed, but only final result that is achieved. This not only results in their downfall, but also has many harmful consequences to other characters. In Macbeth, Shakespeare suggests that driving ambition often causes one to ignore the means and focus only on the final goal; this causes one to participate in actions that have unfathomable consequences for both oneself and for others. Macbeth’s driving ambition to become king leads him to murder King Duncan. Once Macbeth learns of the witches’ prophesy that he will be King of Scotland, Macbeth immediately assumes that he must murder Duncan, the current king.
Romeo and Juliet a True Aristotelean Tragedy Aristotle defines a tragedy as “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude”. However, it is his claim that a story must contain six parts in order to be a tragedy that causes much controversy. Many critics argue that William Shakespeare does not follow the guidelines for a tragic story in his famous piece Romeo and Juliet. Their main argument is with the way he presents his tragic elements. But as Lois Kerschen says, “Shakespeare may have altered the classic form of the Greek tragedy, but that does not mean he totally ignored the Greek formula”(261).
However, Aristotle adds a few conditions. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must have six parts: plot, character, diction, thought, spectacle and song; however, Macbeth fails to portray the most important part, that of the tragic flaw. Most important [most important what?] is the plot, the structure of the incidents. Tragedy is not an imitation of men, but of action and life.
To know this we must review the definition of what a tragedy is. The Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary identifies it as "A species of drama in which action and language are elevated and the catastrophe is usually sad." On a more basic level, I would define a tragedy as a literary work that has a serious or sorrowful content, often a combination of events leads to a disastrous conclusion. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher; he too made his own study of what constitutes a tragedy. His analytical treatise, "The Poetics" was based on the evidence of many Greek plays.
Macbeth is a man of loyalty for his King, and for his country, until distractions came along in his life. The two major distractions were the three witches and his wife, Lady Macbeth. The three witches told him about his potential position as King, and that made Macbeth want to seek it, even if he had to kill. Lady Macbeth manipulated her husband, Macbeth, to kill off King Duncan, and if he did not, he was not a man. Overall, Macbeth is a tragic hero in some eyes of the readers.