Macbeth had a problem of hesitating, he was a very courageous man but his easily persuaded personality became a roadblock to his pursuits. When talking about killing Duncan he changed his mind multiple times before actually going through with it. He was the type of guy who had to be pressured by someone like his wife or the wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ther than late, but by the time Macbeth did it was too late. He realizes he messed up but now backing down wasn't an option because even though he was cruel and greedy he was still nobel underneath everything “ Why should I lay theRma fool and die/ on mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them”.
Macbeth’s tragic flaw is his ambition and it consequentially leads to his downfall and ultimate demise. Macbeth is a tragic hero who is introduced in the the play as being well-liked and respected by the general and the people. He brings his death upon himself from this tragic flaw. His strengths turn into his weaknesses and his ambition drives him to the edge and sets himself up for his tragic death. In the play, Macbeth possesses many strengths such as honor, respect, and he was viewed as being courageous.
Murder or Hero, Sometimes it’s Hard to Say Though someone who murders and is malicious would be hard to see as a hero, once the evidence has been shown it cannot be denied that Macbeth, from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, qualifies as one. Though his way of life may be hard to understand Macbeth is a tragic hero. This statement can be made because throughout the play he meets all the criteria necessary to be classified as one. Macbeth has a very clear and definite downfall and he also has the power to draw the pity and attention of the audience which classifies him as a tragic hero. The word hero generally reference to the biggest and bravest around but when one is looking at a tragic hero there is a list of clear qualifications they must meet.
Its presence proves Macbeth is not simply a tyrant. In conclusion, Shakespeare's character Macbeth is a perfect tragic hero, not a tyrant. Macbeth was once a great man of high distinction whom, because of his fatal flaws of ambition, insecurity and imagination commits the most heinous of sins and unwittingly brings about his own downfall with the effect of creating sympathy and pity from the viewers. Macbeth moves from a loyal heroic warrior, to 'hell hound' to one who regains some of his earlier nobility and dignity before he dies. These factors combine to produce a masterfully crafted tragic hero who is far more then a simple tyrant.
Oedipus is endowed mostly all tragic characteristics that qualify him for a model tragic hero. He is the son of the queen Iokaste and King Laios, whi... ... middle of paper ... ...milarly, if we take Oedipus' downfall as fated, the tragic value of the play will be enriched since the Catharsis will be intensified. Catharsis means the evocation of two elements in the spectators: pity and fear. A natural audience has more pity for a man whose tragic end is to a great extent fateful rather than for a man whose bad deeds bring about his downfall. Intensifying pity means a Catharsis with a stronger effect and naturally a bonus for the success of the play since achieving Catharsis is a major purpose of any tragedy.
Tragedy by William Shakespeare “By the pricking of my thumbs something Wicked this way comes” Usually we stereotype a tragic play or story as a serious drama with an unhappy events or a sad ending but Shakespeare has put a new concept of the original tragic hero. He created a character called Macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero. To be a tragic hero you must be a man of high status which is rectified by a combination of fate and destiny, his own mistakes and hermatia. His character is that of a bold, brave, ‘benign’ warrior. He is portrayed as a character that is thoroughly liked all over Scotland however as the play develops Macbeths morals seem to evaporate leaving an evil man that is obsessed by power.
Macbeth as a Shakespearean Tragic Hero In this essay I will be exploring how far Macbeth is considered to be a Shakespearean tragic hero. According to A.C Bradley, the man who defined what a Shakespearean tragic hero is, a typical Shakespearean tragic hero is a person of greatness and high power. We can see at the beginning of the play that Macbeth is the 'Thane of Glamis' but is then promoted, due to the execution of a traitor, to the 'Thane of Cawdor'. A Shakespearean tragic hero also has many character flaws, which lead to their downfall. Macbeth is an extremely ambitious character; he knows what he wants and how to get it, even if that means murdering Duncan to become King.
Lastly, Macbeth displays the characteristics of a tragic hero, as “he is great, magnificently great, in courage, in passionate, indomitable ambition, in imagination and capacity to feel” (Spurgeon, 124). Macbeth shows the human emotions that people consider as positive traits, and therefore they cannot say that he is pure even because of the depth of his character. Macbeth ... ... middle of paper ... ...t in which she kills herself. In a short moment of grieving, Macbeth is struck with a new perspective on life, in which he states, “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death…[Life] is a tale told by an idiot, full of sounds and fury, signifying nothing” (V v 19-23, 26-28). Macbeth comes to the understanding that all he has done in life means nothing - moments of glory, nor moments of shame - when death arrives and ends your story.
William Shakespeare's Macbeth The tragedy that is Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It shows how greed and the prospect of power can corrupt even the most virtuous and honourable of men. The character Macbeth is a prime example of how easily this can happen. Although Macbeth was first performed over four hundred years ago, the play still has great relevance to a modern audience. The idea of a corrupt ruler and a need to overthrow him in order to restore democracy has, and always will be significant to any audience.
A tragic hero is a character who possesses a flaw that brings about his or her own downfall. In the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth himself is the tragic hero. A tragic hero may make a mistake of judgment that brings on a tragedy. Also, this type of hero usually has several noble qualities as well as tragic flaws. Shakespeare likes his tragic heroes to be great men who are brought down by one fatal flaw.