In conclusion, Macbeth was making a wrong choice so his consequences at the end is overwhelming and his action has lead him to become a tragic character. The character Macbeth has consumed the ambition of himself and Lady Macbeth him has shifted himself form a heroic into a ring of murderous. After he has knew it he has making the mistake however his hand is cover with blood and guilt that he cannot turn back. The Macbeth 's tragic flaw in character was the pairing of his ambition with easily influence by lady Macbeth. Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth 's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to
A tragic hero is defined ‘a man in whom good and evil are mixed but in whom the good predominates’ according to Aristotle, which is paraphrased as ‘a kind, trustworthy person with a tragic flaw’. However a villain is defined as ‘a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot’ according the ‘Oxford Dictionary’. Macbeth possesses both of these traits. Ironically, at the start off the play, Macbeth appears as a loyal noble fighting for his king, but the witches recognize his moral weakness even before they meet him, as they were obviously interested in Macbeth and made a prophecy for Banquo, perhaps coincidentally as he happens to be with Macbeth. They started calling Macbeth Thane of Cawdor, which he already is but doesn 't yet know he is, and then telling him he will be King.
A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness. He is the center of the play, which causes events to happen. The first tragic fall that leads Creon to his downfall is his power madness. His power madness fall can be supported by Antigone’s dialogue, “Further: he has the matter so it that anyone who dares attempt the act will die by stoning in the town.” (Antigone 2). The quote means that anyone who didn’t follow Creon’s decree will die.
The titular character of The Tragedy of Macbeth demonstrates the complexity of a Shakespearean tragic hero because he is of noble stature, is lead to make serious errors in judgement by his hamartia, and is a character who elicits pity from the audience. Because he is of a noble stature, Macbeth matches Shakespeare’s notion of a tragic hero. Macbeth is the thane of Glamis and becomes the thane of Cawdor. Early in the book, king Duncan reveals
At first, Macbeth felt guilty after killing Duncan for he, “couldn 't reply ‘Amen’ when they said ‘God bless us!’ ”(Act 2.2, 27-29), however later on after meeting with the witches again, the remorseless Macbeth states, “I have walked so far into this river of blood that even if I stopped now, it would be as hard to go back to being good as it is to keep killing people” (Act 3.4, 142-145). From this, the audience can gather that he witches are the main source of ambition throughout the entire story. It seems as if they are the ones controlling ambition, specifically the desires that are negative (murder, power, etc.). Macbeth’s ambition is powered by these WItches after learning one day he will be king after the death of Duncan. Although they tell him this, he does state they he had not desire to have more power until he met the three witches.
Macbeth’s influence as king forced many to believe that the Scotland’s future will fall. Although many believe Malcom will not fix the mess made by Macbeth in the castle, Malcolm 's great actions and words displayed himself as a great leader, suited to be king. Malcolm’s first actions to help further the kingdom of Scotland appears in the middle of the story. Malcolm’s actions displaying great leadership is shown when King Duncan dies. His words to his brother shows how warlike intelligence he is “What will you do?
On the opposite hand, Macbeth most definitely differs from Romeo in more ways than one. In the beginning of Macbeth, he lives as a successful soldier before he begins to overthrow the king (Mac. 1.2.45)-- a completely different situation from Romeo’s at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet. Another major difference in their characters is that although Romeo is static and round, Macbeth is dynamic and round, for he does, in fact, change throughout the course of the play. In the beginning, Macbeth’s character is seen as well respected, brave, valiant, and a loyal soldier, though at the end, he is seen as a cruel tyrant who brought injustice and misfortune to Scotland.
The expression of these characters is very impactful, but the most impactful tragic hero in my opinion is Creon, because he makes the reader feel more sympathetic by having an anagnorisis, feeling ashamed of himself, and finally giving up his heart’s desire. Him having an anagnorisis is one way he is a more impactful tragic hero. It shows that he has changed from a single minded ruler to a more open minded ruler. Later in the play he has a conversation with the Chorus Leader, where he is
He was so ambitious and power hunger that he was willing to murder his best friend and war partner due to an off chance Macbeth made up in his head. Macbeth’s knowledge of the importance of a bloodline drove him to do even more unspeakable things and go even more insane. “They hailed him father to a line of kings./ Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/ And put a barren scepter in my grip,/ Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,/ No son of mine succeeding./” (Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1) Macbeth allowed his mind to make up crazy scenarios and become paranoid, power hunger, and dangerously ambitious. His situations and scenarios combined with importances emphasized by his culture caused his tragic flaw to show and cause his
Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored