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
He can't perceive how anything he can accomplish for whatever remains of his life can present to him any joy or fulfillment. Macbeth took fate into his hands and killed the king so he could become king since the witches told him he will be king. This characterizes Macbeth as one who will do whatever it takes to achieve what he wants. Lady Macbeth (18) assuages Macbeth’s pain by conciliating him and telling him that he did the right thing. Macbeth is now (19) enthralled that he is king but something is still lingering in his head.
These elements are found in William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth. Macbeth begins the play as a war hero, but in the end, he is killed for his evil ambitions. Throughout the play, Macbeth makes choices that affect him negatively, to the point of death. Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because of his nobility, his fatal flaw, hubris, his fall from grace, and he redeems a small measure of lost nobility through a moment of self-awareness. Macbeth gained his
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy, but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true, Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to the growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of
In the play Macbeth there are numerous occasions where a tragedy occurs, the most common one seen in this play is the tragic flaw. The tragic flaw is a literary device that can be defined as a trait in a character leading to their collapse (Literary Devices Editors). A tragic flaw in a heroic character gives us a tragic hero, which makes a character more relatable, and creates an entertaining play for the audience as seen in Macbeth (Meirow, Eden). Throughout the play the heroic characters Banquo, Macduff and Macbeth all have tragic flaws, which leads them to their downfall. All three of these characters are greatly influenced by many other factors for their downfall, however they are ultimately responsible for their own downfall created by
This prophecy is the catalyst of Macbeth’s blind ambition. Not wanting to wait until he became King, he had thoughts of killing Duncan, the current king. However, he didn’t want to go through with it until his wife influenced him to. He then murdered Duncan and framed the guards to remove the blame from him. He was then crowned King when Duncan’s kids fled Scotland for fear of their lives.
One play, specifically, is William Shakespeare 's Macbeth. The plays main character, Macbeth, fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because he starts out with nobility in the beginning of the play, but because of his tragic flaw, his hubris, he suffers a fall from grace after killing King Duncan; however, he redeems a small measure of that lost nobility when he experiences a moment of self-awareness and goes down fighting. Ordinarily, as any Aristotelian Tragic Hero, Macbeth begins as a nobleman. He is an aristocrat known to many
Throughout the play, Macbeth portrays his tragic flaw of vaulting ambition. Macbeth soon became a tyrant leader, and his fall became inevitable. Therefore, in Shakespeare 's play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because he begins with nobility, and because of his ambition, he suffers a fall from Grace, however, he regains a small measure of nobility and self-awareness. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the character of Macbeth begins to fit the part of an Aristotelian tragic hero by starting as someone with high rank. He already obtained the title of Thane of Glamis and known as a war hero to many in Scotland.
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
This has become a widely debated question of whether the tragic hero is Antigone, Creon, or maybe even both. Antigone is a central character who is very important. However she only fits a few of Aristotle 's characteristics of a tragic hero. Creon on the other hand seems to meet nearly all of them. This shows that Creon is the actual tragic hero of the play and therefore he is the main protagonist.