Macbeth Essay | Macbeth - Tyrant or Tragedy?

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Macbeth - Tyrant or Tragedy?

Summary: Analyzes a quote which appears at the end of Macbeth, the Shakespeare play. Malcolm names Macbeth and Lady Macbeth - ."..dead butcher and his fiend-like queen." Questions if this quote was justified or was Macbeth nothing more than a misguided tragic hero.
.".... Producing forth the cruel ministers

Of this dead butcher and his fiend-like queen,

Who, as `tis thought, by self and violent hands

Took off her life,-"

At the end of Macbeth, Malcolm `true' King of Scotland calls Macbeth - "this dead butcher" and Lady Macbeth - "his fiend-like queen." These statements, much like that of the witches are only half-truths. They are Malcolm's justification for storming Scotland and murdering its "tyrannical" king. It is a half truth because we the audience know it is not really true, we can see Macbeth for who he really is - without any pretences or bias - a tragic hero with one fatal flaw - ambition. We know if it were not for the equivocation of the witches and to a lesser extent the cruel strength of his wife - Lady Macbeth - he probably never would have...

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