The Tragic Hero Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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Literature allows the author to depict their characters from every possible perspective. Throughout William Shakespeare 's plays, major characters undergo various changes that influence the plot. The tragic hero is one of high estate whom commits multiple errors; mistakes known as hamartia. Hence, the main character suffers a downfall as the hero 's conflict is shown through two different aspects: with the universe and with society. In the play Macbeth, Macbeth 's character, "is an engrossing spectacle, and physiologically it is perhaps the most remarkable exhibition of the development of character to be found in Shakespearian tragedies." Macbeth 's progressive deterioration after the murder of Duncan is shown through his initial conscious feelings of remorse, yet there is a drastic change in his ability to experience this guilt, as well as his actions and reactions near the end of the play concluding in his death. Macbeth 's deterioration as a character is evident through his conscious feelings of remorse immediately following the act of regicide. After the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is highly traumatized by his own actions. Consequently, Macbeth 's anxiousness drives him from the murder room -to Lady Macbeth- without framing the drunken chamberlains. At this stage of the play, Macbeth possesses hubris; an emotional flaw. "I 'll go no more:/ I am afraid to think what I have done;/ Look on 't again I dare not" (2.2.65-67). Therefore, Shakespeare 's character is panic…

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