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The Tragic Heros at Macbeth and Things Fall Apart Essay

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Macbeth, a tragedy which has been written by William Shakespeare from the 17th century is a play that expresses how ambition destroys individuals and how a strong pull for desire of power could have more than a man. Macbeth is a tragic hero and had it not been to the witches prophecies and his wife's ambition and interaction with him, the drama will be finished quite differently. From the start, Macbeth is doomed by fate to descend into the madness, which in the end he did. Of course like every other tragic hero, Macbeth had a tragic collapse that lead him to his final downfall. His tragic flaw was his vaulting ambition and his hunger overall for power. Macbeth realizes his vision when he himself says " I don't have any spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself and falls on th' other--"(1.7.25-28) Macbeth reveals regret. He's regretful because his only form of inspiration is by ambition and not by some other more worthy motive. He has just explained to himself that there is not any authentic real justification for his murder of Duncan. Even though in the beginning of the play, Macbeth was depicted as a energized, assertive and strategic warrior, that was the bravest and loyalist soldier into his tribe, Duncan. Macbeth revealed nothing but pure respect and admiration towards his king but his ambition had always dwelt with him. His vision is triggered and causes difficulties when the witches arrive and inform their prophecies into Macbeth. Though originally at first Macbeth brushed the witches prophecies off, once he was awarded the title of Thane of Cawdor, he began to rethink the witches prophecies. Afterwards he doesn't just view the idea of him becoming a king as a possibility, but instead the inevitable...

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