Macbeth Tragic Hero Analysis

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Macbeth as a Tragic Hero
1. Aristotle Model of Tragic Hero (Greek Version of Tragic Hero)
2. Shakespearean Model of Tragic Hero reference with the Play Macbeth
3. Compare and Contrast both models
4. Analysis
5. Conclusion
Tragic hero as defined by Aristotle A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that leads to his/her own devastation. In reading Antigone, Medea and Hamlet, we observe the role of justice or revenge and it is the influence on each character’s choices when analyzing any “judgment error.” Aristotle says that "A man doesn 't become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall." In accordance with Aristotelian tragic hero who has specific characteristics, five of which are below:
1) Flaw or error of judgment (hamartia).
2) A reversal of fortune (peripeteia).
3) The discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero 's own actions (anagnorisis)
4) Excessive Pride (hubris) The tragic hero should be neither better or worse morally than normal people, who might be acceptable for the audience and also produces pity, which is paramount important for tragedy, as if the hero is perfectly flawless or morally strong in this case no pity and catharsis might be produced in the audience. If the hero is imperfect or evil, in such a case again no pity will be produced. Aristotelian tragic hero dies a tragic death, having fallen from great heights and having made an irreversible mistake. The hero must courageously
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