Macbeth Tragic Hero Research Paper

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The Tragic Hero “Macbeth” is a play written by William Shakespeare, in which a tragic hero is presented. A tragic hero is a character who portrays heroic qualities, they undergo meaningful suffering, and have a tragic flaw, which is a trait that leads to a fatal mistake, and usually results in a major downfall. Macbeth is the tragic hero because by definition he displays heroic qualities such as loyalty to his country, overtime he undergoes meaningful suffering, but is tragic flaw brings about the downfall of this honorable man. Macbeth is known as a man that is loyal to his country and also loyal to the king. “The service and loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself. Your Highness’ part is to receive our duties”, stated by Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 4, Line 22-24). He is trustworthy and honest. His bravery throughout the battle was awarded with the title “Thane of Cawdor”. The king and noblemen thought very highly of him. Macbeth would do whatever it took to respect the king and bring honor to their country.…show more content…
The killing of the king brings him a large amount of guilt that will never go away. Macbeth is not willing to let the new amount of power slip away from him, so he does whatever it takes to keep it to himself, even if that includes killing the innocent people he once respected. During his bloody path to the throne, he suffers from the loss of his dignity and pride and he loses one thing that should mean the most which is his wife. The quote “Stars hide your fires , Let not light see my black and deep desires” (Act 1, Scene 5, Line 50-51), marks the beginning of his never ending

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