The Tragic Hero Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Hailey O’Donnell English ACE 3-4 In the tragic play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, the characters have many common roles seen through literature. One of which being the tragic hero. There are many ways to identify a tragic hero in literature, some of which being that they must be of noble stature, you can identify with said hero, and their downfall is partially their own fault. On many occasions Macbeth, the main character, is seen as a tragic hero role. He is shown with high regards throughout the play, many people can identify with him, and lastly, his own faults lead to his downfall. Macbeth hold a noble position through the entire play, showing he is worthy of the title “tragic hero”. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is described as a “worthy gentleman!” (Act 1.2. 26) after Duncan, the king, hears of his great victories in battle. He was said to have “fixed his head upon [Scotland 's] battlements.” (Act 1.2. 25). This clearly showed he was a valiant soldier and loyal to the king of Scotland. Seeing as the previous Thane of Cawdor had betrayed his country, ...
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