Macbeth Was A Great Fall Essay

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Macbeth had a great fall

Like humpty dumpty, Macbeth had one great fall. Tragic hero is a literacy character who makes a judgement error that leads them to their own destruction. A tragic flaw is the weakness of character that brings about a tragic hero 's downfall. In the book of Macbeth by Shakespeare we see a character like Macbeth that fits these two definitions because he’s a hero torn by his flaws. Macbeth converts his good into evil which ends up destroying him. The three flaws that contribute to his tragedy are ambition, being easily influenced, and fear. This characteristics is important because these three flaws is what leads Macbeth to his own downfall.

Ambition is a strong desire to do or believe something. Once Macbeth has a taste of power, he is willing to kill anyone who comes in his way. Macbeth puts his desire before his country and the people he loves. Macbeth says “If chance may crown me, without my stir”-(Act 1 scene 3 line 154-155). This shows that Macbeth is if the witches are right and he really is fated to be king, he won’t need to do anything, but his ambition takes over and he ends up killing Duncan. Another quote Macbeth says to show his ambition is “The prince of Cumberland that is a step on which I must fall down, or else o 'erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.” (Act1 scene4 line 55-60)…

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