Macbeth Tragic Flaw Analysis

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The story is about Macbeth, a brave Scottish general, told by William Shakespeare in a play called Macbeth. He is a strong soldier, and he was called a hero because he won the battle between Scotland and Norway. This is when his tragic fall is about to begin, when three witches tell Macbeth that he is going to be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. Then he was eager to become king all of a sudden. When the three witches tell Macbeth that he was going to be king at that right moment, everything changed about Macbeth. At that time his mind started to become dark and have evil thoughts to become king, and that is when everything starts to fall apart. His tragic flaw was his impatience to become king. In Act 1, Scene 3, lines 158-160, in an aside he says, “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir,” which means Macbeth can do something be king, or he can stand aside and let it happen. Aristotle wrote Poetics in 350 B.C.E. That is where he defined tragic hero, and the first characteristic is his tragic flaw. The tragic flaw is the root of his error. In Greek the word for tragic flaw is hamaratia which means to err. ("Tragic Flaw - Definition and Examples of Tragic Flaw." Literary Devices. N.p., 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2016.) So now we are moving to the error in Shakespeare 's play. Macbeth is …show more content…
Brutus wanted to do good for his country and his mistake was killing Caesar in the process, believing the people who were saying that Rome would be better off without Caesar. Brutus’ tragic flaw is wanting to do good for Rome, and his error is killing his mentor whom he loved dearly. The fall is him telling the servant to hold out his sword so that Brutus could fall on it. His revelation was that the conspirators told him it would be good for the country to kill Caesar, but he killed his friend, and he knew that he was wrong for doing

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