Macbeth: An Example Of A Tragic Hero

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What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero is a character in a plot where in the plot they have a tragic downfall, or fatal flaws. An example of a Tragic Hero is the character Macbeth, from William Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth”. Macbeth fits the traits of a tragic hero because he has both fatal flaws and a tragic downfall.

Macbeth has plenty of fatal flaws that contribute to his “Tragic Hero” character. For one, he is exceedingly greedy and power hungry. This contributes to his motivation to kill the characters needed for him to rise up the power hierarchy. However, this fatal flaw also contributes to his tragic downfall at the end of Macbeth. Another fatal flaw Macbeth has would be the fact that Macbeth is very gullible. He was easily

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