Gille Coemgáin of Moray

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  • Macbeth Tragic Hero Characteristics

    A Shakespearean tragic hero is defined as a person of noble birth heroic qualities who possesses a tragic flaw in character that brings about his downfall. The character of Macbeth is one of a classic example of Shakespearean tragic hero. There are three main characteristics that titled Macbeth as a “Tragic Hero”. Firstly, Macbeth is a figure of high stature in form of nobility and wisdom. Secondly, Macbeth is essentially a good-hearted and noble man, but suffers in tremendous downfall due to his personal flaws. Finally, Macbeth’s growing character degenerates to a violent individual that leads to his tragic death in the end of the play. The character of Macbeth by William Shakespeare demonstrates many qualities that believed a tragic hero should possess. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is presented as a being of noble stature that has a good established character. Macbeth’s bravery on the battlefield, honesty and loyalty for his country ultimately leads him to be crowned by the titles, Thane of Fife and Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is a brave, courageous war hero. He shows his heroism when fighting on the battlefield. When we first hear about Macbeth in Act 1 scene 2, he is being praised for his effects in winning the war for Scotland: “For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that name—/ Disdaining fortune, with his brandish'd steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution,/ Like valor's minion carved out his passage/ Till he faced the slave.” (1.2.18-22). The bloody…

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