Shakespeare's Macbeth Meets the Definition of a Tragic Hero Essay
William Shakespeare's tragic play 'Macbeth' contains images of suffering and details the consequences of one's action. The story, set within medieval Scotland, follows the actions of a man destined for greatness. Macbeth is known to be noble, yet he falters and ultimately falls prey to his conscience. As a result, Macbeth is the tragic hero of this play because he makes a fatal mistake, he endures great suffering, and he possesses a destructive hamartia.
As aforementioned Macbeth's first characteristic of the tragic hero is that he makes a fatal mistake. Macbeth's fatal mistake is that he listens to others too much and he is particularly credulous as to what they say. …show more content…
Aside from making a fatal mistake, Macbeth also endures great suffering like a traditional tragic hero. After Macbeth kills Duncan, he starts to feel guilt and sorrow for him self. Even before Macbeth kills Duncan he begins to see things that are not really there. While Macbeth is walking