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Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant Essay

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Macbeth's Portrayal as a Tragic Hero and an Evil Tyrant Throughout Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' the main character, Macbeth, is hauled both as a tragic hero and as an evil tyrant. He's a tragic hero, as he falls from grace after being in the top, and endures with dignity if all have deserted him especially when the English armies are on the brink of assaulting him and he won't submit, as he cries fighting or his beliefs. Originally, in the first couple of scenes, Macbeth is seen as a hero, fighting for king and country, but soon he meets the evil witches that change him for the worse. The captain tells us of his bravery when he says, 'NEED THE MACBETH BOOK When Shakespeare came to write Macbeth, James I had just been crowned King James I of England and has been already James VI of Scotland. The King had an interest in theatre and overlooked the contents of the play. He was also fascinated by witchcraft but hi hatred for witches was also well known. Back in 1590, it was alleged that a group of witches tried to kill and it's thought he got his loathing of witches out of this. This is the reason the witches are portrayed as bad and ugly. At the time, the audience could have been a very superstitious one compared to this current day crowd. As most thought that witches existed, they wouldn't have responded well to them, and probably looked at them as disgusting creatures. The subject of regicide was suited to James I's liking. During the King's reign, the Gunpowder plot by Guy Fawkes had come to light. The King's escape may have influenced Shakespeare to contain this subject and show that anyone who attempted to murder the King and take his di...

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