Macbeth as a Tragic Hero

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In William shakespeare’s Macbeth,Macbeth is a classic example of a tragic hero in shakesperean work.Macbeth display the major characteristics of a tragic hero throughout the play until his tragic end.The play potrays Macbeth as a lost cause by showing how he fell from being a honest and just man who fought for whats right, to a cruel,superstitious,ambicious dictator.In william shakespreares Macbeth,Macbeth is a tragic hero because he compromises his honor and negates his moral values in order to obtain power which results with lots of tragic events such as character deaths leading to his tragic end. The influence of Lady Macbeth, also contributes to Macbeths down fall in character.When Macbeth told lady mabeth of what the witches had told him, lady macbeth was instantly transformed into a cold blooded creature.”I would, while it was smiling in my face,Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums,And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this”.Greed makes lady Macbeth visualize the power and influence she will get.She loses her moral values and questions macbeths courage. ”But screw your courage to the sticking-place,And we'll not fail”.She trys to manipulates macbeth in order to gain what she wants.Eventually lady macbeth succeeds when she questions macbeths man hood."When you durst do it, then you were a man; / And to be more than what you were, you would / Be so much more the man".If lady macbeth didnt do this, Macbeth wouldnt have been

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