‘Macbeth’ is a renaissance tragedy and we can see that Macbeth’s decisions to move away from war hero to noble aggressor as an example of him being an archetypal renaissance tragic hero....
A tragic hero is one who at the outset is not wholly good or bad but has a character fault that causes them to make tragic mistakes resulting in their eventual downfall.
Macbeth cannot be seen as acting in a heroic way as he is the one who killed all those people in cold blood and committed regicide in order to obtain the throne.
Macbeth can also be seen as acting in a very brave way by even attempting to kill the king, but it is a also very stupid thing to do because if he were to get caught he would almost certainly be killed.
Apart from on the battlefield, however, this brutality is not evident when we first meet the hero. General Macbeth is a man of military and political importance, the heroic Thane of Glamis and potential heir to the throne of Scotland. By the end of the play he is an entirely different person than he was in the beginning....
A tragic hero was portrayed quite strongly in Aristotle's play 'Poetics'.
In the play 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare, the tragic hero Macbeth was a victim of his doubt and insecurity.
hail to thee, thane of
Cawdor! All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (A 1, S 3, 48).
Here, Macbeth is interested in what the witches have to say, but he does
not really believe them. A later, Ross enters. He tells
Macbeth that the thane of Cawdor is in line for death and that Duncan has
named Macbeth the new thane of Cawdor. Now, Macbeth is absolutely shocked.
The witches prophecy has come true! He can not believe it! But now
Macbeth has a lot more on his mind; the third prophecy about becoming the
King. Macbeth knows that if something were to happen to Duncan, Malcolm
and Donalbain, Duncan's sons, would be the rightful heirs to the throne.
How can Macbeth be King when he is nowhere near the next in line to the
throne? Another requirement for a tragic hero is that he must have a
tragic flaw. Macbeth's tragic flaw is that of ambition; Macbeth's ambition
will cause him to decline.
At this point, Lady Macbeth knows all about the witches prophecies.
She really wants to be Queen of Scotland so she encourages Macbeth to do
what he has to do to get rid of Duncan. Lady Macbeth is putting an
enormous amount of influence on Macbeth. He thinks that Duncan is a great
King and he considers Duncan to be a good friend. Finally Macbeth gives in
to Lady Macbeth and decides that he will kill Duncan while he is visiting
Macbeth's castle that same night. That night, Macbeth kills Duncan.
However, afterwards, Macbeth is feeling very sorry for himself. He can not
believe what he has just done. His ambition has caused him to kill a good
friend and even worse, the King! Here, Macbeth is going crazy.
He freely chooses a course of action which ultimately causes him suffering and brings him to a fatal end."(Campbell 129) Macbeth is the epitome of a tragic hero who rises high then falls rock bottom to his death.
The suffering of Macbeth’s own people is a direct consequence of his tragic flaw of ambition, which leads to multiple misfortunate events; Macbeth’s tragic flaw, and the events that occur because of his destructive personality trait create the tragic vision of the work as a whole....
A tragic hero is usually a great hero, who gets the most respect from other people; on the other hand, a tragic hero can also lose everything he gained because of his mistakes.
Macbeth had been a military hero, loved and praised by the people, but his blind ambition resulted in his destruction, and all his past greatness and happiness were lost....
This is one prominent characteristic of a tragic hero.
In Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', Romeo has been portrayed as a strong victim of the rules laid by the society.
He could not make a strong decision and hence committed suicide for his love.
A tragic hero has to suffer because of his own mistakes or somebody else's as shown in the movie 'Julius Caesar' where the tragic hero was Brutus.
Some examples of a tragic hero are Othello, Macbeth, Brutus, etc.
Whether it's a real hero or an epic hero, they are exemplary figures who inspire the common man.
and through in the case of Macbeth through the additional visual techniques that enhance the realism of the psychological emancipation demonstrate that although all great tragedies are in part tragedies of the mind and that the tragedy of the mind is vital for another trag...
According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle there are certain requirements that categorize a person to be a tragic hero, some of which Macbeth does possess.
Throughout the play, many characters portray the impact power has on a relationship: Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, Banquo and Macbeth, Macduff and Macbeth and many more....