Aristotle's Concept Of Tragedy In Macbeth

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Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare is one of the most famous plays ever existed. Critics from all over the world have dedicated years of their lives to studying and revealing all of its morals and secrets. Some critics argue that few works of literature can refer to various styles but Macbeth, according to Aristotle’s principles of tragedy is a perfect example where a play can only belong to a single genre of literature – tragedy. According to Aristotle, plot is the most important principle of the tragedy. It has to be the whole from the beginning to the end. It must be driven by cause-and-effect chain of actions, where the previous ones affect the future actions. In Macbeth, all the actions and tragedies that happen originate from the scene where Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth that the only way for his sacred wish to become true, is to kill King…show more content…
Aristotle stated about thought, “where something is proved to be or not to be, or a general maxim is enunciated.” Aristotle doesn’t say much about theme but he implies that the general idea of the play in the third in importance and must always support the character. The main thought in Macbeth is that ambitions and temptations are not always good and can take control of your life. Guilt and remorse are another themes of the play. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are great examples of how their ambitions put them both in the graves, despite their attempts to resolve their interior conflicts with themselves. Lady Macbeth committed suicide because she couldn’t live with so much guilt on her shoulders and Macbeth died due to loosing his mind and thinking that he is immortal. Both deaths are the results of ambition and guilt. Both characters support the main theme and the main theme supports the characters. In the every climax of the play, tragic flaws remind the audience what the main ideas are and how main characters interpret the main

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