Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

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Show how Macbeth is seen as a tragic hero “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” The words ‘tragic hero’ has undergone a deceptive and detrimental process, it goes from a favorable connotation to a repulsive connotation. A tragic hero makes “judgment errors” that are inescapable and it ultimately leads one to one’s own downfall. In the play Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth is seen as a tragic hero, who commences as an ethical and noble hero, but as his dark and powerful ambition unleashed, it consumed him into perpetrating ruthless acts, which led him to his own doom. Macbeth is seen as a tragic hero because when his power and social stratification is threatened by others, it forces him to go to extreme measures in order to sustain his solidarity. As well as, tragic heroes tend to be doomed to make fatal judgments. To further exemplify the characteristics of a tragic hero is that Macbeth is responsible for his own fate and he chooses to fight honorably to reconcile himself. The play commences with Macbeth fighting honorably to protect the king and the citizens of England from harm, Macbeth fought two battles in one day, he is viewed as a righteous and virtuous hero who is admired by everyone, “brave Macbeth he deserves that title.” Duncan, the king of England…

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