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Macbeth as a Tragic Hero

Summary: Macbeth was the tragic hero because he fell into misfortune through some personal flaws throughout the entire play. He gave into his flaws when he listened to the witches at the very beginning, then listenned to everyone else when he let Lady Macbeth persuade him to kill Duncan. When he kept killing more people, it was because he didn''t know what else to do.
 Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

Aristotle defined a tragic hero as a man who " falls into misfortune through some

flaw." In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, this definition of a tragic hero by Aristotle

relates, and Macbeth is portrayed as a man who falls from his position of honor and respect due to

a flaw in character which eventually turns into a tragic death. Macbeth is a good example of a tragic

hero. Although Macbeth has a good nature, he unfortunately contributes to his own fate more than

what is implied. All of the strengths that Macbeth has, soon turn out to be his weaknesses.

At the beginning of Macbeth, he was a military hero, and was praised and loved by the

people. Macbeth had defeated many of the troops and was highly trusted by everybody. Even King

Duncan said, "He is a gentleman...

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