Macbeth Essay | Macbeth, the Tragic Hero

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Macbeth, the Tragic Hero

Summary: Essay provides a view on Macbeth as Aristotle's tragic hero.
"Sometime a tragic hero is created, not through his own villainy, but rather through some flaw in him..." -Aristotle

In his poetics, Aristotle outlined what makes a tragic hero. He said that a hero must be a man of higher than mortal worth. He suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of an act lead to by his tragic flaw. Shakespeare's character Macbeth is a classic paradigm of Aristotle's tragic hero. Macbeth portrays all the characteristics of a tragic hero, which are: the character must be good-natured, well known and respected, and brave; the character must have a tragic flaw, which leads to his downfall; and lastly he must show redemption for his sins.

The first characteristic of the tragic hero is that they are generally more good then evil at first. Macbeth is of good repute, respected, brave, and honorable at the...

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