Macbeth : A Tragic Hero Or A Kind Hearted Villain Essay
apparently a highly debated subject that for some reason has not been decided. Part of the
reason might be that whenever one person decides who they think Macbeth is, someone
else reads this highly debated play and for whatever reason decides that he is the other.
This is understandable, since ultimately, who Macbeth is primarily depends upon the
readers own perspective. My goal in this paper is for the reader to be able to decide for
themselves who Macbeth is and to know my opinion of Macbeth.
A brief overview of the summery of act one sets the setting that should be able to
help any undecided people decide who Macbeth is. The play starts with three sinister
witches foretelling their reunion in a heath in the aftermath of a battle where they would
find Macbeth and mysteriously foretell that he was the thane of Cawdor and that he was
to be the future king of Scotland. This prediction captivates Macbeth and starts him down
the path of dark thoughts about how he might become king. When confronted with the
king, Macbeth doubted that he should act upon his dreadful plot of murdering king
Duncan because he thought that Duncan was a good man and a great monarch.
Sometime during this time Macbeth sends a letter to his wife telling of the
prophetic words spoken by the witches and how the first part of their prediction had
already become true. After…