Macbeth Tragic Hero Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… They need to act as if everything is normal so that nobody suspects them. Macbeth thinks that it will be difficult to cover it up. He recognises his ‘false heart’ which implies that he isn’t totally happy with Lady Macbeth’s plan.

After Lady Macbeth’s persuasion it is obvious that Macbeth is feeling very uneasy and nervous. (When he sees the dagger: ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me…’)
When Banquo asks: ‘Who’s there?’
Macbeth replies: ‘A friend.’
That is a good example of dramatic irony, because the audience may suspect what Macbeth does later on to Banquo, and that Macbeth really isn’t a good friend.
There is more evidence that Macbeth is feeling unsettled. He lies to Banquo:
BANQUO I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters…
MACBETH I think not of them.
If Macbeth was genuine there would be no need to lie.
Also when Macbeth says:
‘..being unprepared...’ That could be a reflection of how he is feeling about the whole plot to murder Duncan. This shows that Macbeth is not confident about it and very anxious.

When Macbeth appears to see a dagger you could argue many things. Either Macbeth is going mad and hallucinating it or the witches created
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LADY MACBETH A foolish thought to say a sorry sight.
Lady Macbeth talks as if nothing has happened, as if everything will go back to normal.
Macbeth could not say Amen, he feels cut off from God.
MACBETH But wherefore could not I pronounce ‘Amen’?
This could be proof of Macbeth being bewitched, not being able to say something. Or Macbeth could be feeling guilty about killing Duncan, because it was an act against God. It shows that Macbeth is aware that what he did was terrible, and the audience does feel empathy for him when he says he feels too evil to say prayers, which is evidence that he could be a tragic hero. At least Macbeth still has some moral judgement.
Macbeth thought he heard voices:
‘Me thought I heard a voice cry, ‘Sleep no more, Macbeth does murder sleep.’ Macbeth is hinting that by murdering Duncan he has also murdered sleep, and can no longer sleep.
It is not normal to hear voices, so this backs up the theory of him being mad, or bewitched. But it could be Macbeth’s conscience, trying to warn him, or tell him that he shouldn’t have done it. His guilt may have triggered it.
It is ironic when Lady Macbeth refers to the two of them going

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