Macbeth Essay | Do You Agree that Pride is Macbeth's Tragic Flaw?

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Do You Agree that Pride is Macbeth's Tragic Flaw?

Summary: Essay provides a discussion of how pride is the tragic flaw of Macbeth.
William Shakespeare's `Macbeth' is a tragic play which depicts the rise and downfall of the main protagonist Macbeth. Through greed and lust for power Macbeth turns from a loyal, brave warrior into a power-hungry tyrant whom is governed by destructive pride and his lack of consideration for others. Through pride and self-centeredness, Macbeth ceases rational decision making and reliance of the human conscience which results in poor judgment and ultimately death. Macbeth's pride is without doubt a destructive flaw within his character which ultimately leads to the downfall of his throne and his self demise.

Macbeth was not born with the overwhelming pride that ultimately leads to his demise as depicted in the initial stages of play, prior to the witches' prophecy. "No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death and with his...

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