Guilt In Shakespeare's Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

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Farwah Iqbal Mrs. Mantilla ENG3U0-B December 7th, 2016 Macbeth’s date with Destiny Life is full of choices, where everyone at some point makes a wise decision or a poor one. When poor judgments are made, the weight can result in the feeling of guilt. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare portrays guilt is caused by what pathway someone opted for. Macbeth is a tragic hero who ruins himself because he lets his ambition, insecurity and ignorance control him and his actions. Although Macbeth did not have to fulfill his deeds, even with the influence that Lady Macbeth and the witches had on him, he still chooses to satisfy his plan. Shakespeare puts significance on the fact that Macbeth is just a tool whom is used by the witches and his wife, but like any other individual, he had the ability to choose his own path. Ambition can be a good thing, but too much can lead one to suffer due to their actions. Macbeth is shown as this respectful and dauntless hero of Scotland, but his ambition gets the best of him. He is willing to kill anyone who becomes a threat to him, including king Duncan and his good friend Banquo. When Macbeth bumps into the witches on the way from his victorious batter, they gave the prophecies: All hail Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!…show more content…
From the start, when Macbeth wrote his wife, lady Macbeth a letter, his insecurities began building up. He was insecure about lady Macbeth always questioning him “Are you a man”( 3.4.69) and her always fearing Macbeth “is too full of the milk of human kindness”(1.5.17). Lady Macbeth suggests that Macbeth is weak. He was under so much pressure of putting on a persona of what a man really is and trying to show he was in charge and didn't listen to anyone, from his wife, that he didn't even bother listening to what was right and wrong. His flawed personality caused him to break out of his shell and eventually become
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