Macbeth Tragic Hero Quotes

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Over time many great authors have perfected the character of the Aristotelian tragic hero. William Shakespeare is famous for his use of this character identification in many of his plays. Shakespeare uses this type of character to draw a person in and make them experience a downfall with the tragic hero. One of Shakespeare's most famous tragic heroes is Macbeth, from his play The Tragedy of Macbeth. Macbeth is an Aristotelian tragic hero because he is noble until his hubris leads to a tragic fall from grace until he retrieves some redemption through his self-awareness before his death.

Macbeth's nobility is different than a classic nobility because it is not in his title or birth. Macbeth's nobility is in his character. At the beginning of
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Shakespeare uses this uncertainty to rival Macbeth's internalized turmoil after killing the King. Macbeth's internal chaos after killing the King marks his fall from grace. This marks his fall from grace because of the uncertainty around the Kings death. When Macbeth kills the guards in front of the King's bedroom he draws suspicion to himself. This fall is first seen with the quote "Wherefore did you so(II, III)." Where Macduff first connects Macbeth to the murder scene but not the murder. This also advances Macbeth's downfall from grace because he becomes desperate in his actions and begins to make rash decisions. This leads to him killing his friend Banquo. These events outline his fall from grace until he goes to war with. This war is the end of Macbeth's fall from grace because at this point everyone knows that he killed the King but he still believes he is invincible. This intense hubris is the cause of Macbeth's death at the end of the war.

Before Macbeth dies he experiences a moment of self-awareness after the death of his wife. This event shocks him into understanding that because of his hubris ness he is missing out on everything he should experience with old age. Macbeth even statesThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an

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