Macbeth Tragic Hero Research Paper

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Macbeth is a tragic hero because he has all eight attribution of a tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as a literary character who make a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. A tragic hero has to have these eight attributions. The eight attributions of a tragic hero are born of noble birth, responsible for own fate, has a tragic flaw, doomed to make a serious error in judgment, meets a tragic death, realizes he/she has made an irreversible mistake, faces and accepts death with honor, and falls from great heights or from high esteem. Macbeth processed born of a noble birth which is the first attribution of a tragic hero. Macbeth’s father was Sinel who was the thane of Glamis before Macbeth. Macbeth and Banquo were coming back from the battle when the witches greet them and states their prophecy for both Macbeth and Banquo. The witches disappear and Macbeth’s and Banquo have a conversation with each other. Macbeth was wondering how he can be thane of Cawdor when someone else who was the thane of Cawdor was still alive. Macbeth states he become thane of Glamis when his father, Sinel, died and pass on the title of thane of Glamis to him.…show more content…
Macbeth had a dual with Macduff. Macbeth and Macduff fought until the last man standing. Macduff ultimately beheaded Macbeth in the end of the dual. Macbeth faces and accepts death with honor. Macbeth still fought Macduff to the death even when he found out that Macduff was born into the world by c-selection instead of natural born. The witches told Macbeth’s that a man that is not woman born (c-selection) would kill him. “I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm’s feet and to be baited with the rabble’s curse. Through Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane and thou opposed, being of no woman born, yet I will try to the last. Before my body I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him that first cries “Hold! Enough!” (Act 5 Scene 8 Lines

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