Macbeth The Monster With A Heart Analysis

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Macbeth: The Monster with a Heart Aristotle once said that "A man doesn 't become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall." In order to do this, the hero 's story should arouse fear and empathy in the reader. To generate the pity that Aristotle described, the character must be relatable and liked by the audience. Tragic heroes have been seen in some of the greatest works of literature to this day, with common examples including Hamlet, Oedipus, and Macbeth. Macbeth, however, is unusual, because he was not considered a hero within the play. Rather, Shakespeare 's acclaimed protagonist was an evil man who committed crimes such as regicide and murder. Even throughout his worst actions, the reader continuously sympathizes with Macbeth. Although Macbeth’s ambition transforms him from a noble soldier to a murderous monster, his death is tragic because he remains human throughout the plot by showing guilt and a conscience while contemplating his actions. …show more content…
A sergeant first tells King Duncan of Macbeth 's triumph in battle. Macbeth 's strength was unmatched by any adversary, and he violently executed the enemy, Macdonwald, without mercy. Macbeth is a strong soldier; he is tenacious and fulfills his obligation to his King by killing the enemy. After hearing of Macbeth 's success in battle, King Duncan notes, "What he [Macdonwald] hath lost, honorable Macbeth hath won" (Shakespeare 1.2.69). Macbeth is described as a valiant, devoted soldier who executes the double traitor for his country. Author Wayne C Booth comments, "Macbeth 's most prominent respectability was come to at a point only preceding the opening of the play." His ideals and significance, as in the eyes of the other characters within the play peak before Macbeth even enters the

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