Macbeth: A Tragic Hero

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“what’s done cannot be undone.” (Shakespeare 5.1.71) Some considered Macbeth to be a hero; others think he is beyond making good again. The ways Macbeth made his way up to power can never be undone. Which makes Macbeth a very tragic hero.
To start Macbeth was a fully realized human being than others. He had heightened powers and destiny of accomplishing great things. “All hail, Macbeth! Hail thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare 1.3.51-53) the witches say proving that Macbeth is respected enough to be the Thane of Cawdor. Then later proving that he has the power to become and stay the king of Scotland. Yes, he does kill the king to become king, but …show more content…

Besides the witches talking to Macbeth into becoming the king, which convinces him to kill the king, so he can be king; Macbeth has others help doom him to his fate. Later on when Macbeth goes to the witches again after killing Banquo; they begin to show Macbeth these apparitions. “Macbeth! Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife!” (Shakespeare 4.1.81-82) “Macbeth! … for none of woman born shall harm thee Macbeth.” (Shakespeare 4.1.88-92) When the wood begins to move that will signal the end of Macbeth. When Macbeth believes the apparitions he starts to go a little crazy and continues his fall. When reporting of the wood moving Macbeth discovers his end is coming.
Finally, Macbeth was able to learn through suffering and personal courage in accepting death and annihilation. “Dispair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” (Shakespeare 5.8.17-20) at this moment Macbeth realized that this was his time to go. Much like the witches said “no man that’s born of woman shall e’er have power upon thee.” (Shakespeare 5.3.6-7) When Macbeth found out Macduff was not woman born Macbeth stopped fighting and knew this was the end of his life.
In conclusion all is done that cannot be undone. Macbeth has proven himself to be a very tragic hero by giving up all that he had gained; to finish his fate that was prophesied by the

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