Macbeth seems like the easiest person to choose when it comes to who is the most tragic hero in the play Macbeth, and that is simply because he is. Macbeth, the main character of the play, is absolutely the most tragic hero in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Firstly, Macbeth starts his journey into peril with one key hamartia that was at several times reinforced by his wife. Ambition would be the fatal flaw of Macbeth. Secondly, at the beginning of the story Macbeth is shown on another level than any of his contemporaries and was praised by king Duncan for his bravery. He continues to climb the ranks through his hamartia and soon reaches king status. Macbeth was already on a higher level than his peers, but soon became head and shoulders above the rest when he becomes king. Finally, the last reason for why Macbeth is the most tragic hero is because at first he is pretty content with himself and his role. However, he soon becomes too ambitious
Macbeth’s rough journey towards taking over the throne cuts through many hard objectives. The first objective, which is a sign for further objectives, is the murder of the former king, Duncan. The beginning of the plan to kill Duncan starts with the old witches prophesying that Macbeth will take over the throne. Macbeth wants to follow this prophecy due to his true ambitions. However, the prophecy is followed only because his wife, Lady Macbeth leads Macbeth through this decision. It is truly Lady Macbeth who causes the death of Duncan.
“Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” (Act II, Scene II) Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare in the 1600’s, is the shortest of Shakespearian tragedies. The main character, Macbeth, receives a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Ambition takes over him and he commits many murders to keep the throne. Consequently, a war breaks out and takes Macbeth and his wife. Macbeth is considered a tragic hero because of his excessive pride, reversal of fate when Fleance escapes, and his tragic flaw ambition.
The question for years on end has always been, is Macbeth a tragic hero or not? The definition of a tragic hero is “a protagonist, usually of noble birth or high-standing, who brings about his own downfall by a choice brought on by a character flaw?” Does Macbeth fit these standards? Well according to Aristotle’s characteristics of a tragic hero, the witches impact on Macbeths own decisions, and how power hungry he became overtime he just might be a tragic hero. Macbeth shows traits of being a tragic hero all throughout the story but there has always been controversy to if he really is a tragic hero or not.
Villain, a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot. Just like the definition of villain states, they show traits just like macbeth. In Shakespeare 's “ The Tragedy of Macbeth”, the character Macbeth is displayed as the villain throughout the play. Macbeth shows the readers that his amiton gets in the way and makes him do things that are considered “evil” until the end of the play.
Macbeth is a tragic hero but others may see him as an antagonist. The reason some readers may give him that name is for all the killing Macbeth does in order to become king. The audience believes that Macbeth was under realization of what he was doing for his own good. They also consider him an antagonist because Macbeth told Lady Macbeth “To know my deed ‘twere best not know myself” (2.2.71). There the audience knows that Macbeth understands what he did but he is trying to forget. But many see him still as a tragic hero because his flaw is what allowed him to proceed with the killing.
General statement: Although Macbeth got influenced by people and mislead by the witches, his ambition of gaining power blinded him, and didn’t let him see straight. All he wanted was power, and he would do everything he could to get it, even if it meant murder. With all this said it is clear that Macbeth is no tragic hero, rather he is a greedy man who fell into his
think he would be risky or gutsy enough to be king, let alone kill for the title of the King
I personally think that Macbeth is a hero. I think he is a hero because in Act 1, he cut Macdonwald laterally in half. That’s most definitely not the only reason why I think he is a hero. He doesn’t always do heroic actions. With that being said, I think Macbeth is a tragic hero.
Around 2,300 years ago Aristotle defined a tragic hero. An Aristotelian tragic hero's internal flaws are hard to overcome. These flaws make it difficult for them to make good choices. Macbeth's first instinct is to do what is right, but his hubris causes him to make bad decisions. Another trait of a tragic hero is that an inescapable fate or internal flaw causes him to fall. The Weird Sisters predictions make Macbeth feel over confident. When they tell him he will be king and that nobody born by a woman can harm him, he feels invincible. Macbeth illustrates the last quality of an Aristotelian tragic hero. He acknowledge his role in his demise. Macbeth exemplifies of all the characteristics of an Aristotelian tragic hero.
Good Morning/ Afternoon Ms Esterman and class. Today I will introduce you to the theme and characters in the chosen play “Macbeth” and why it is still renowned and astonished by people. William Shakespeare was an English poet, and actor .Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s significant plays and is an established tragedy, set in Scotland.
Macbeth was an excellent fighter on the battlefield that he killed without a wink, however, when he killed the great king-Duncan it made him fall into the endless guilty. It was quite understandable that why Macbeth had such difference between his behaviours. On the battlefield, he was considered as the hero on the nation, when he fought dauntlessly and conquered the rebels. Since he felt proud of what he have done on the field, he had no reason to be ashamed when he massacred the enemy. Although he has been cold-blooded on the battleground, his conscience still could not persuade his cold-blood of being peace. As the voice in the Play “Glamis hat murder’d sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more.” (Act2
The elements changed have not caused the meaning of Macbeth sway from the meaning of the original manuscript.
Macbeth is afraid for many reasons. Lady Macbeth convinced him to murder King Duncan, and the crime leaves Macbeth with a lot or regret. He also recently hired someone to kill Banquo, his best friend. Banquo’s ghost greets Macbeth at the banquet, giving him quite a fright. Macbeth is very afraid that Banquo’s ghost is coming back to harass him about his wrongdoings. Macbeth is also afraid that Fleance will inherit the throne and become king. I think Macbeth should talk to someone like a counselor about his problems, since it is clearly difficult for him to keep his emotions bottled up inside.
In modern-day life, a tragic hero is an ordinary person who makes a grave mistake in judgement which causes his or her downfall, but does not necessarily result in death. However, in Shakespearean tragedies, a tragic hero is defined as a great literary character of high nobility whose tragic flaw and poor decisions lead to his or her unanticipated downfall and destruction. Ajsdhfjdhalsdhf Macbeth, the main character of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, fulfills the role of a tragic hero because of his rising status, the catharsis he provides for the audience, and his tragic flaw which leads to his unforeseen downfall.