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Tragic Heros In Shakespeare

Macbeth serves as an example of the tragic hero in Shakespeare s Macbeth. His tragic decision stems from the influence of an tragic flaw. Once he has made the decision, it is irreversible, and produces his downfall. So that they can save himself, the tragic hero will try to change his decision, but eventually fails. The tragic hero must be neither villain nor a virtuous man but a character between both of these extremes. A guy who not eminently good and, yet whose misfortune is caused not by vice or depravity but by some error or individual frailty.

1st Paragraph:

Topic word: At the very beginning of the play, Macbeth and Banquo are time for Scotland.

Won the war for Duncan.

Shows a commendable virtue of Macbeth, a dependence on a tragic hero

Three witches show up and make prophecies about Macbeth and Banquo.

"All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!" (I, ii, 48).

Ross enters tells Macbeth is thane of Cawdor now.

Macbeth is shocked. Prophecies approaching true.

Duncan's sons, would be the rightful heirs to the throne. Nowhere close to the next in line to the throne

Closing phrase: Macbeth's tragic flaw is that of ambition; Macbeth's ambition may cause him to decrease.

2nd Paragraph:

Topic Word: At this point, Lady Macbeth is aware about the witches prophecies.

Lady Macbeth wishes to be Queen of Scotland, stimulates Macbeth to reduce Duncan.

After eliminating Duncan, Macbeth seems sorry for himself.

His ambition has caused him to wipe out a buddy and even worse, the King!

Macbeth brings dagger back. Girl Macbeth gets upset but Macbeth says:

"I'll go forget about; I am reluctant to believe what I've done; Look

on 't again I dare not. " (II, ii, 51).

Lady Macbeth control buttons and simply tell him:

". . . just a little normal water clears us of this deed. " (II, ii, 67)

Macbeth becomes satisfied with what he has done

especially after Malcolm and Macduff leaves Scotland.

The third prophecy has become a reality; Macbeth is Ruler of Scotland!

Macbeth would like Banquo and his son deceased because of the

witches' prophecy that Banquo's sons can be Kings. He hires three

murderers to destroy Banquo and his boy Fleance.

Fleance escapes. Macbeth is outraged when he hears this. He says:

"Then comes my fit again; I had fashioned else been perfect, Entire as the marble, founded as the rock, As wide-ranging and basic as the casing air. However now I am cabined, cribbed, restricted, bound in To saucy uncertainties and worries. But Banquo's safe? "(III, ii, 21).

Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo at the banquet. Macbeth says

"Who did this?" and "Thou canst not say I did it; never shake thy gory hair at me. " (III, iv, 48).

Lady Macbeth senses that something is obviously incorrect and she asks everyone to leave immediately.

Macbeth is shown as a hubris character.

Closing Sentence: He was not afraid of the results of his actions although he recognized very well what they would be. This is another tragic flaw.

3rd Paragraph:

Topic Phrase: Macbeth is worried and would go to meet up with the witches.

First apparition: Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife.

Second apparition: The energy of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.

Third apparition: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until Great Birnam lumber to high Dunsinane hill. Shall come against him.

Macbeth is scarred and says:

"Seize after Fife; share with the advantage o' the sword. His wife, his babes, and all unlucky souls. "(IV, I, 151)

He is worried by the apparition's prophecies and wishes to get rid of anyone who comes in his way.

Macbeth thinks he has it made; that nothing at all may take his crown away from him now.

Birnam woods climb the hill in form of the Malcolm army. (Third prophecy comes true)

Macbeth is shown once again at the end of the play when Macduff issues Macbeth to a fight.

Macbeth says he will not deal with, so Macduff says:

"Then produce thee, coward. . . " (V, viii, 23).

Macbeth answers:

"I'll not yield. . . " (V, viii, 28).

Macbeth finally realizes what he has done and how the witches prophecies and apparitions have all come true.

Fights back but is killed by Macduff. (Second and First prophecy comes true)

Closing Phrase: But he does not just throw in the towel like a coward. He fought like the great warrior he once was.


In finish, Macbeth was a noble, honest, real man. However, Macbeth, tragically adopted the Witches' philosophy in life, "good is bad and bad is good". The constant fricative audio in this alliteration infers the bitter view the Witches have towards life; and henceforth creates the appearance that unless Macbeth changes, he'll be damned to the embittered panorama, therefore he determines to change, following the witches prophecy that "thou shalt be king hereafter". He decrees that he shall follow this prophecy and do anything to be the king. the prophecies directed at him by the witches, Girl Macbeth's impact and plan, and his intensified ambition, all added greatly to his degeneration of figure which resulted to his downfall. . . death. Therefore Macbeth persona displays strong indications of a tragic hero, making him the ideal classic example.


-Palash jain


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