Macbeth Tragic Hero Essay

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In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth is the tragic hero this in fact means he possesses a flaw which happens to be his ambition for power. Do not be misled though Macbeth had a lot of influence upon him from the three witches and the prophecy to Lady Macbeth questioning his masculinity. Although Lady Macbeth has supernatural forces rip the femininity out of her turning her wicked. Macbeth is the one to blame for the tragic events. Macbeth is corrupted by guilt and fear of losing what he stole. This prompted by all three of the witches: THIRD WITCH. All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! […] Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none: So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo! (1.3.50, 67). Although externally Macbeth doesn’t…show more content…
Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings? My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man that function Is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is But what is not. (1.3.135-141). Macbeth states that if his promotion to be Thane of Cawdor is so great, then why is he not happy about this honor? Macbeth is not satisfied with his advancement for the reason that he feels that he is capable of much more. MACBETH. […] Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off; page# Macbeth says that King Duncan has done a decent job being king: he's been "clear in his great office”. Nevertheless is "meek" a virtue the people want to see in the king of Scotland? In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth constantly is torturing himself mentally. Macbeth has done the deed he murdered the king. As soon as he assassinated Duncan Macbeth exclaims, “Still it cried "Sleep no more!" to all the house: / “Glamis hath murder'd sleep, and therefore Cawdor / Shall sleep no more; Macbeth shall sleep no more. “ Page# Macbeth’s conscience declares that his guilt will consume him at night for the rest of his days. Macbeth is fearful he cries, ""Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood / Clean from my hand?". Page# The blood symbolizes his guilt that

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