The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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Leading by Example It is interesting to think that two different cultures use the same means to create a tragedy play. Aristotle created a set of rules that are used in what is called the Aristotelian Tragedy, the same rules Shakespeare utilizes in his tragedies. “Macbeth,” a play written by William Shakespeare, is a well-known tragedy that follows this Aristotelian Tragedy. “Macbeth” involves a tragic hero who is persuaded to do evil by the antagonists of the play: his wife Lady Macbeth, and the three Weird Sisters. “Macbeth” is a genuine example of a true Aristotelian Tragedy because it depicts downfall of a basically good person, demonstrates the natural human responses of pity and fear, and displays the hero’s demise must come as a result of some personal error or decision. In “Macbeth,” the main character and protagonist Macbeth, a virtuous and an admirable person, encounters a downfall. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth was admired by King Duncan and the other thanes as a noble person and an honorable warrior. King Duncan, ruler of Scotland, compliments his cousin Macbeth as “valiant” and a “worthy gentlemen” (I.i.26). King Duncan grants Macbeth the title of the Thane of Cawdor, in addition to his title Thane of Glamis. This is ironic because Macbeth will, momentarily, murder King Duncan due to Macbeth 's ambition for the throne. Macbeth was told, by the Weird Sisters, that he would be king. The Weird Sisters enable the beginning of his downfall. Macbeth gives…

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