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    A tragic hero is a literary character who makes judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. Aristotle said “ a hero suffers more than he/she deserves”. He believed a very long time ago that to be a tragic hero, the character must meet five criterias. The character’s fate must be greater than deserved, excessive pride, the discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero’s own actions, a reversal of fortune brought about because of the hero’s error in judgement, and flaw or error of judgement. In the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, the writer’s uses characterization. Direct Characterization is when we can see the character change its personality with our own eyes. Indirect Characterization…

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    Boparai Ms. Cheney ENG-3U0E April 26, 2015 Macbeth Essay – Macbeth a Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a person of noble birth who possesses heroic qualities but is destined to great destruction and struggles against his fate. Tragic heroes bring downfall to their own recognition by the choices they make which ultimately leads them to certain death or suffering. Macbeth from William Shakespeare’s book “Macbeth” is a tragic hero as he is a well-respected man who displays courageous service for his…

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    The role of a tragic hero was a commonplace in many of Shakespeare’s works. The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are a multitude of these factors that was contribute to Macbeth was being labelled as a tragic hero. But my opinion I think Macbeth was a really outstanding hero but Macbeth really put his self on the line to save and protect King Duncan’s life. Before we discuss all these factors, it is important to understand what workings make up to…

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    A tragic hero according to csus.edu is “... a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. This person is fated by the Gods or by some supernatural force to doom and destruction or at least to great suffering.” Tragic heroes also share some qualities such as regretting their actions, going through mental/physical pain, and getting sympathy or fear out of their audience. In Williams Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, it is often asked whether Macbeth is considered a tragic hero.…

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    Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

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    The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a classic representation of a Shakespearean masterpiece. An Aristotelian tragic hero is someone of noble status who has a tragic flaw and his (or her) personality suffers a fall from grace due to that tragic flaw, only to redeem a small measure of that lost nobility through self-awareness. In this drama Macbeth is given the main role. He is a noble war hero who experiences a tragic flaw. Macbeth undoubtedly fits the definition of a tragic hero…

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    Every hero has a flaw. The Random House Dictionary defines a tragic flaw as “the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy”1. Every epic poem needs a tragic hero with a flaw in order to create a conflict. Tragic flaws add depth and realism to a fiction story. Playwright William Shakespeare is famous for using this very concept and applying it to the heroes in his works. In his play, Macbeth, Shakespeare develops the concept of a tragic hero as the story unravels.…

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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…

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    The great Aristotle describes a tragic hero as having, among other characteristics: excessive pride, status, good fortune, and a fatal flaw that brings this fortune to an end. (Aristotle) In life, but especially in stories, we encounter tragic heroes, and Macbeth by William Shakespeare is an example of one such story. Macbeth’s tragic hero is particularly heroic and particularly tragic. The title character, Macbeth is incredibly prideful as seen when he trusts the witches. He is also of high…

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    Shakespeare introduces Macbeth to us before he physically enters the play through descriptions of his valour by others *****quotes about his bravery*****. All this greatness of character however is quickly shadowed when we are presented with a fatal flaw in Macbeth when he receives the prophecies from the witches. Here is when Macbeth’s longing ambition and power hunger seem to conquer his thoughts. These thoughts eventually bring about his tragic downfall. Shakespeare depicts this flaw greatly…

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    An Aristotelian tragic hero can be described as a literary character who makes a decision or performs an action that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. In some cases, this can be hard to detect as a reader. But, when describing Macbeth from the tragedy, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, a tragic hero is one of the first things that comes to mind. Macbeth is easily a perfect example of an Aristotelian tragic hero because of his noble status his ultimate tragic flaw, his ambitious…

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