In every Tragedy there must be a tragic hero and in this story it shows that Macbeth is the tragic hero, is a round character, and also a very dynamic character. A tragic hero is the protagonist of a tragedy. The tragedy of Macbeth tells a story about a man named Macbeth that wants to be king. Macbeth was a very twisted man and was power crazy he did everything to become king he even murdered innocents and whomever stood in his way. Macbeth was considered a tragic hero because Macbeth had many people follow him he also had a down flaw that led to his death but went down heroically.
Macbeth is thinking to himself that it is not fair that Duncan 's kids will become king so he kills Duncan and has his sons flee. “There is none but he whose being I do fear: and, under him, my genius is rebuked; as, it is said, Mark Antony 's was by Caesar” (III.i.57-60). Macbeth is angry about being under any of Duncan 's sons when it comes to who becomes the next king. Macbeth is being selfish and greedy, which he proves when he kills Duncan to take his place as king. Macbeth thinks about his line of succession, and thinks to himself “ No son of mine succeeding,if’t be so, for Banquo’s issue have i filled my mind: For them the gracious Duncan have i murder’d” (III.i.67-69).
Power is always coveted in any society and the world of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is no different. In the play, Macbeth, a noble lord, shows his hunger for power with thoughts to remove an heir to the throne from power. Macbeth’s impatience to be king leads him to stain his honor by using murder. Macbeth travels further down the path of evil by arranging the assassination of a friend. Macbeth loses his last scrap of morality when he orders the murder of innocents to enrage a rival.
It can be argued that Hamlet is the most complex character Shakespeare has ever written, there has been many debates revolving around his insanity (real or fake). The progression of Hamlet is quite astonishing he begins as a young prince with the world in his hand, to a lunatic who becomes obsessed with revenging his father’s death. The revenge theme is acted upon throughout the novel and is essentially what drives Hamlet. He believes that Claudius has killed his father (we later find out this is true), this begins his investigating. We can be easily fooled by Hamlets insanity but there is intelligence behind his every move.
The Tragic Flaw Achilles’ heel proved that no person, no matter how great, can fall if their weak point is exposed. Achilles had only one weak spot, his heel. He knew it was his shortcoming, however, he still allowed it to be vulnerable in battle. This vulnerability was taken advantage of by his enemies and caused Achilles’ death. From the story of Achilles’ heel, people around the world have learned about how tragic flaws can destroy people.
The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would. The audience of the era twinkle’s on the effects it can have on people and how long it can last before the eternal truth (religion) conquers it. The modern audience zoom in on the irony of “Ozymandias” which cuts much deeper as the audience realizes that the forces of mortality and mutability, described brilliantly in the concluding lines, will erode and destroy all our
Shakespeare shows the reader that one persons greed can get him killed and other people around to turn on him, By showing the reader what decisions Macbeth made to elevate his status in power. The kind of people who changed around them and how they changed. Furthermore in Act 1, Macbeth is given a prophecy that he would become king by three witches. This leads to him into thinking greedy and commiting murder. He acted because his first prophecy came true about being thane of cawdor.
Macbeth was an incredible warrior with multiple achievements belonging to his name. Macbeth was known to enjoy the brutality of war from the bloodshed to killing his foes. Even his captain was dumbfounded by how vicious Macbeth was on the battlefield. The captain described how bloodthirsty Macbeth was when he said, “Except they meant to bathe in
This proves the thesis he is the tragic hero because his gullibility is a trait that would lead to his downfall. He needs Brutus because Caesar does not trust any of the conspirators, but he trusts Brutus and Cassius knows this and wants Brutus to help them to get Caesar to the Capital to kill him. Brutus does not realize the letters that the
His strong fear for losing his throne makes him believe Edmund immediately and change judgement drastically. This is clearly shown when Gloucester immediately insults his son when he first hears about it from Edmund, who is lying. “O villain villain - his very opinion in the letter! Abhorred villain, unnatural, detested brutish villain –worse than brutish!” The repetition of the word “villain” emphasizes his hatred and his new point of view of his son Edgar. Also, the listing of insults “Abhorred villain, unnatural, detested brutish villain” confirms how without really knowing, he can make a full judgement based on sight.