Macbeth As A Tragic Play

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Macbeth encountered a numerous amount of tragedies throughout his life, committing murder and having a dismal life that transferrred into his family life. It is left to our interperetation to decide whether Macbeth is the antagonist or protagonist. While he did make some morally questionable decisions throughout his life, Macbeth did it because in his mind it was what needed to be done. His wife unequivocally was the beginning of the end. Lady Macbeth used her husband to achieve her level of greed but realized on the rise that she couldn’t handle the heat. They created the fates that resulted in their inevitable demises. A tragedy is defined as an event that causes great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, …show more content…
Shakespeare was not a respecter of persons when he while he wrote this play. Macbeth obviously experienced the majority of the tragedies. He never changed his point of view and his fate was never changed. When he killed Duncan, became King, killed Banqou, and fought with Macduff he continued on in his endeavors. Killing Duncan was the beginning of Macbeth’s fall. When he became King he began to really began to realize what his life had become. When he realized this he became jealous of his friend, Banquo, who was phrophesied to have his family carry on the throne. So, Macbeth tried to kill Banquo and his son but only succeeded in killing Banquo. When Macduff killed Macbeth he was proving to his country that he was loyal. Macbeth attempted to die with as much dignity as he could. When he knew that Macduff was not of woman born he knew that he would be the undoing of him but he still fought to the death. In conclusion, Macbeth was an anti-hero who did and had many bad things happen to him throughout his life. The way that Shakespeare wrote Macbeth makes you sympathize with a criminal. He may have committed a lot of crimes but he loved Scotland and he wanted to provide for his wife so much so that he committed murder for them. He knew what he was wrong while he was doing it so he cannot be found innocent for the things he did. He did what he ultimately thought was right. Part of Macbeth’s soliloquy from Act III, Act I, Lines 60-71 in a way sums up Macbeth’s feelings of tragedy throughout the

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