Macbeth Tragic Hero

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Killing everyone in sight, Macbeth has become a senseless king on a rampage. How could one picture Macbeth, such an innocent, heroic man, becoming such a cold-hearted, insane king? As the reader plunges into Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the reader follows through Macbeth’s tragedy as it unfolds. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth, the superior, honorable thane, is portrayed as a brave soldier with power and good will who is looked up to by many. As Macbeth begins to gain more and more unnecessary power, he becomes a deranged, paranoid killer. The play Macbeth is a tragedy because the play starts off with a respectable hero, who eventually turns into a villain. The witches, his wife, and his tragic flaw all played very important roles in bringing …show more content…
Although his wife, the witches, and other characters played a big role in bringing this tragic flaw out of Macbeth, Macbeth ultimately brought it out on himself. Macbeth was born with the trait of desire and power. Macbeth exclaims, “I have no spur / To prick the sides of my intent, but only / Vaulting ambition, which o 'erleaps itself / And falls on the other—” (1.7.25-28). Macbeth has so much desire for power, even he admits it himself. Macbeth admits that there is no just reason to killing Duncan. As the reader can sense from the beginning of the play, Macbeth wants a lot. The characters who influenced Macbeth brought his tragic flaw out. Although Macbeth already had this flaw in him, these certain characters brought it out of him. Thus causing the tragedy and downfall of the play, Macbeth.The whole play takes a dark turn and brought out Macbeth’s tragedy once Macbeth kills the king and takes over. Once he kills the king, Macbeth’s flaw hits its peak. Once Macbeth takes throne, he is faced with severe cases of paranoia. Macbeth scares the reader when he says, “From this moment / The very firstlings of my heart shall be / The firstlings of my hand. And even now, / To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done: / The castle of Macduff I will surprise, / Seize upon Fife, give to th ' edge o ' th ' sword / His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate

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