Macbeth a man driven on by ruthless ambition and tortured by regret Ambition is an earnest desire familiar to most that provides us with motivation to reach specific goals no matter the consequences or troubles one will have to endure. Shakespeare conveys this desire remarkably through a tragic hero, who is known as Macbeth. The play focus on the downfall of Macbeth and how ruthless ambition can psychologically damage and ruin the character. The play underlines how irrational and selfish thoughts can bring dissonance and disorder. The realization of moral decline throughout the play brings about regret and despair, as the imaginary world that Macbeth has built with the absence of responsibilities and fear, is finally crushed by reality.
When a play is referred to by many as one of the greatest tragedies of all time it 's safe to assume it’s writer had a good method for tearing their characters lives apart. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the playwright uses the main character’s ideas about predetermined fate to plummet him into insanity. Macbeth’s fate was not determined by outside powerful forces but by his own actions and decisions, and ultimately the tragic nature of his fate was caused by his assumption that his fate was sealed. Macbeth initially has no reason to believe in any certain path his life would take. Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero.
With self motivation he uses her to find himself in the world that has created him into the man that he is today. A complete and udder success. This self motivation came from his love for daisy that made him into the person he became and because of this self motivation he achieved upward. Jay Gatsby’s love for Daisy was so consuming that he earned a fortune in order to win her back from Tom Buchanan. Nick: “It was a strange coincidence,” I said.
How much strength does it take to admit a fault? Admitting a fault and accepting responsibility for it just so happens to be a quality that a tragic hero has to acquire. In addition, it also happens to be the most important quality of a tragic hero, in my opinion. This is why I presume a character who obtains this quality to be the main tragic hero in any writing. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero.
In the story of Macbeth, the story’s protagonist, Macbeth, is shown as an example of a Shakespearean tragic hero because he shows the characteristics of Aristotle's’ defined tragic hero. A result of Macbeth’s demise is caused by the tragic flaw Macbeth has, which is ambition. Macbeth’s development of character is shattered from a man of nobility to his own destruction. “A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities,” all which Macbeth meets the standard of. Macbeth’s tragic flaw is ambition, Macbeth desired more that he had, and sacrifices his honor, mind, life, and relationships to have authority and power.
“The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength” quoted by Robert Shea. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a strong judgement error that inevitably leads to their own destruction. It is a literary technique used by writers in drama to entertain the audience and can also teach a moral lesson. The audience can learn from the mistakes committed by the character(s) and avoid doing the same. A writer that commonly uses this technique is William Shakespeare.
Hamlet’s Tragic Flaw A tragedy is supposed to arouse the emotions of the audience in a way that makes them feel hopeful. The hero of the story must be of some sort of royalty, so that they can suffer from their conflict. A tragic hero more than likely has a certain problem or conflict that he has to face. The conflict could be either self-inflicted or created by nature. In the tragedy Hamlet, Hamlet’s conflict was cause by his own emotions and flaws.
Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him blind to the truth.
In Shakespeare’s quest to develop a character and create dramatic irony he uses a soliloquy, which is an internal monologue delivered by a character to introduce their innermost thoughts or feelings. In Shakespeare’s Othello, he uses a soliloquy spoken by Iago, to develop the character and create dramatic irony. By looking at Iago’s soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 3, we can see that Iago is the selfish character who uses other to create destruction, which most readers don’t see; this is important because Iago’s destruction of himself and others imperative to the story. Iago’s character is manipulative, he uses the other characters to get what he wants, he does not interact with any of the characters unless they are part of his plan. Throughout