In the early stages of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the main character Macbeth, is a tragic hero; a person of high status who is eventually brought to ruin by his flaws in character. Macbeth has several tragic flaws that lead to his destruction. His first tragic flaw is his evil ambition, which leads him to a series of bloody and increasingly malicious acts. He becomes greedy and willing to do anything to satisfy his need for power.In the next scene, however, there is indication of a slight overstepping of boundaries when King Duncan gives Macbeth the title of Thane of Cawdor and announces his son Malcolm as the Prince of Cumberland and the next in line to the throne.
Macbeth, seeing an obstacle and a contradiction to his previous conclusion that "if chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir," realizes that his only path to the throne would be to rid the kingdom of Duncan and his …show more content…
Macbeth's belief in the weird sisters and their prophecies is another tragic flaw. It is his option to take the witches' words as important information. Macbeth can also assume that the prophecies becoming reality is quite coincidental, but his superstition and curiosity in the weird sisters is the basis for all his actions after his first visit with the witches. Upon hearing that the king has pronounced him Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth immediately finds that the witches were correct in their prophecy. This makes Macbeth wonder about the next prophecy, and he ends up acting on his free will to make it come true.
In conclusion Macbeths tragic mistakes lead his reputation into despair. He ultimately does not deserve anything more than pity and sorrow. His flawed character and evil conscience lead him into personal destruction. Realization of unsuited characteristics needed to be pronounced king, Macbeth lives his life in tyranny and