Similarities Between Macbeth And 1984

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A tragic hero is a protagonist character with a tragic flaw that leads to their demise. In both Macbeth and 1984 tragic heroes are present. In Macbeth, Macbeth is doomed from the start because the witches prophecies influence his future decision making. In 1984, Winston is doomed from the start because everyone is constantly being monitored so there is no way he can rebel without getting caught. Macbeth and Winston both have desires that become overpowered which causes them to do risky things. Macbeth’s fatal flaw is his ambition which causes him to be blind to the possible outcome. Winston’s fatal flaw is his trust in people which leads to him trusting the wrong people and getting caught. Similarly, Macbeth and Winston both perform actions which leads them to getting caught and to their death. Macbeth and Winston’s selfish actions cause them to be unable to successfully accomplish their goals which leads to their demise. Macbeth and Winston are doomed from the start. In Macbeth, Macbeth is doomed from the start because the witches are his first influence on his future decision …show more content…

This motivates him to break the rules, even if it could get him caught. Winston hates the rules and principles of the Party and decides not to follow the rules. His rebellion starts small but as he sees he gets away with it more and more, his actions become more risky. When he meets and falls in love with Julia for example. He knows the Party does not allow anyone to be loyal to anyone but the Party. Winston believes that “what he wanted, more even than to be loved, was to break down that wall of virtue, even if it were only once in his whole life. The sexual act, successfully performed, was rebellion. Desire was thoughtcrime” (71) This shows how he wanted to successfully rebel just once against the Party. But as he rebels he wants to rebel more. He achieved this rebellion with Julia and is what eventually gets Julia and Winston

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