As it is the way of the gods Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes. Both Antigone and Creon, the main characters, could represent a tragic hero. However Creon is more eligible for being the tragic hero because he fits the definition. Aristotle’s idea of a tragic hero was that the character was of noble stature. Tragic heroes are great, but not perfect.
When Macbeth kills Duncan it creates disorder and confusion among the natural order in Scotland. Macbeth’s suffering leads to the deterioration of himself and the ordinary occurrences around him. In order for a character to be a tragic hero, they must not be an angel nor a devil; he should have some virtues, a tragic flaw and suffering as a result of the tragic flaw. Macbeth is initially depicted as a character of greatness and dignity through appraisals but is then haunted by a fatal flaw – his vaulting ambition and lust for power ultimately leads to his demise. Macbeth meets all of the requirements and can therefore be called a tragic hero.
He might of been the courageous hero at the beginning of the play but progressed in a downward spiral which caused his condemnation, and made him into a tragic hero. Macbeth was a strong nobleman. He along with Banquo were leaders of the King Duncan’s army. The captain describes Macbeths strength and power that won him the battles, “But all’s too weak:/ For brave Macbeth -- well he deserved that name- / Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor’s minion carved out his passage/ Till he faced the slave;” (1.2.17-22). But then Lady Macbeth pressured Macbeth into killing Duncan to become king by calling him a female and tearing his self confidence down.
In this play we see the tragic hero go from loyal servant to becoming a devious murderer no longer with the conscience he shows before killing Duncan. Macbeth's belief in the supernatural, the ease which he is lead and his ambition are his main enemies all leading to a short period of success but ultimately to despair. We also see Macbeth go from brave warrior to coward and back to brave warrior in Act 7 the only one of his qualities to return by his death.
Macbeth then kills the guards so that they couldn’t give any evidence that it was Macbeth. ===================================================================== Macbeth becomes king, but he can’t get over the death of Duncan. He can’t get to sleep and has a feeling that Banquo knows. He hires hit men to kill Banquo and his son Fleonce. ==================================================================== The hit men were successful for killing Banquo and you see Banquo get
The King's escape may have influenced Shakespeare to contain this theme and show that anyone who tried to murder the King and take his di... ... middle of paper ... ...wrong way about it. In conclusion, I believe Macbeth was a tragic hero as he kills Duncanto please his wife and is pressured by her and the witches to kill him. Although if he had thought of himself and stood up for himself, he would not have killed Duncan and none of this would have happened, so he is also partly to blame for his own downfall. After killing Duncan, he becomes paranoid and believes everyone is against him and kills anyone he wants, even if he has no motive. He becomes afraid of fear itself and lets his guilty conscience take over his life.
Almost all tragic heroes’ suffering and demise are done with purpose, just as Caesar being killed to prevent his future rule as a tyrant. Lastly, Caesar is the tragic hero of the play because his fate is determined from the start, that he will be murdered before becoming the ruler by a group of men, one of them being his best friend, Brutus. Being influenced by a group of conspirators led by a man named Cassius, Brutus in persuaded to join the group and kill his best friend Caesar for what he believes is “the good of Rome”. Although Brutus had worries of his friend Caesar becoming ruler, he was pushe... ... middle of paper ... ...h, and even gave him approval of his actions. His best friend, Brutus, killed Shakespeare’s tragic hero, Julius Caesar, with honor and respect in order to prevent his future rule as a tyrant.
So one of Brutus's motives is a sense of ancestral pride. He has to live up to the standard his ancestors had set and cannot belittle them in anyway. This is one of his main weaknesses in this play because his ancestor Brutus overthrew the last k... ... middle of paper ... ...n power and is pre-eminent. Also gestures in Macbeth as the storm symbolises prefigures suggest the violent change in society and symbolises prefigures of the fall of Caesar. Cassius speaks less in this scene because Brutus has simply destroyed all of Cassius authority in the conspiracy.
Macbeth, a tragic hero, causes suffering for himself and others by committing murders and creating distress, which are the negative effects of seeking for a greater power. Seeking for greater power, Macbeth murders Duncan who is the king at that time, which caused a great pain for the kingdom. Duncan is a great king, but just not a so good human reader. He has never been aware of Macbeth. He never have a thought that Macbeth might be a danger, who is willing to kill him for the throne.
. .] . The insult to Macbeth (as it may appear to different minds), cannot be overemphasized. (40) Coles offers an explanation for this ambiguity in the play: Perhaps Shakespeare was taking for granted that his audience knew that the historian had said, "Duncan did what in him lay to defraud him [Macbeth] of all manner of titles and claims, which might in time to come pretend to the crown."