Gerald Deocariza Iii. Mrs. Jardine. English 3, Period 4.
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Gerald Deocariza III
English 3, Period 4
18 January 2017
The Shakespearean Ways of a Tragic Hero
Do all villains everywhere start in a terribly dark life? No, some heroes become corrupted because of their abilities as heroes. These types of heroes become tragic heroes, who destine for a serious downfall and set as the protagonists of a dramatic tragedy. A tragic hero gets For example, William Shakespeare wrote a play called The Tragedy of Macbeth to show Macbeth’s uprisings and downfalls. Macbeth’s downfall results to wrong judgements that combines fate and external forces. If his downfalls does not kill him, his downfalls can cause the tragic hero to suffer for the rest of his life. Macbeth gains the utmost respect from other…show more content… Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”(1.2.49-50)-- he thought of killing the king to take his throne. Given the thought that being a king by fate from the trio of witches, on the night Macbeth plans to murder Duncan, the Old Man see many strange events: “And Duncan’s horses (a thing most strange and certain),/ Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race, /Turn 'd wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out/ Contending ‘gainst obedience, as they would/ Make war with mankind”(2.4.14-18). This creates a scary feeling in the kingdom, and means a possible maelstrom accosts the kingdom. These temptations Macbeth fell through leads to Macbeth murdering a great king to take the power for himself that causes the suffering from the people in the kingdom. Through Macbeth’s actions it shows that Macbeth does not care about the aftereffects of his selfishness for seeking the highest position in the kingdom.
Macbeth decides to murder Banquo in order to protect his throne because he worries that Banquo’s descendants might take over the throne. Due to the betrayal of Duncan, Macbeth fears that Banquo will betray him soon, “No son of mine succeeding.If’t be so,/ For Banquo 's issue have I filed my mind; for them the gracious Duncan have I murder 'd,/ Put rancors in the