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Essay | Macbeth

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Macbeth.
This section contains 478 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
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Macbeth

Summary: Explores the William Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Examines the element of tragedy in the play. Discusses who is ultimately responsible for the downfall of Macbeth.
Tragedy is a literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances. Macbeth's tragedy came about as a result of his weaknesses. At the beginning of the play, no one thinks that Macbeth who courageously fought in the war and killed many people might turn out to be a weak character. Even by the king, he is called "Valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!" After the praises of the king and his noble fellows, everybody expects the great Macbeth to be a superhuman hero, strong in both character and body. However, as the play develops, Macbeth's weaknesses reveal one by one.

Macbeth's first weakness seen in the play is his weakness in dignity. As soon as he hears the prophecies in Act I Scene III, "horrid images" of...

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This section contains 478 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Student Essay on Macbeth
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