He is tempted by the chance to take the throne and he will do anything to get it. These evidences lead me to the simple conclusion that Macbeth definitely was a tragic hero. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, is moved by ambition, and she specifically comments on her unhappiness in finding that, having achieved her ambition, it has turned to ashes in her mouth. So, in conclusion, I guess, it is partly his wife's fault and for the later part of the play, it is Macbeth's fault because he kills other people. Macbeth is portrayed as a courageous, brave and noble man who was haunted by superstition and an overpowering ambition. Many consequences can arise when one procrastinates. He wants us to pity her because she didn't even kill the king herself, but she felt so guilty for her husband's actions because she is a good person deep down.
To do that the character has to have some flaw. Every great tragedy is dominated by a protagonist who has within himself a tragic flaw, too much or too little of one of Aristotle's twelve virtues. These tragic flaws are imperative to the play, and without them there would be a lack of plot, conflict, and climax. Othello, Iago, Desdemona, and Emilia each display a tragic flaw. As his gullibility grew, so did his ambition. These two poems are linked to Macbeth and I will compare the doubts and uncertainties in both poems with Macbeth. Macbeth is thus crowned king of Scotland.
The reflection of it seizes him in his step and makes his heart beat so furiously, like he is having a palpitation. Though he is absolutely accountable of arrogance and gluttony, there is a certain amount of doom implied in the witches' prophecies. His need to find the truth and help his people was what led to his eminent downfall. So it can be said that Othello's jealousy and inability to see past it remains the reason for his downfall. If Macbeth had not placed so much trust in his wife and in the witches, perhaps he would not have become ambitious and killed a man he loved and admired.
Shakespeare does a magnificent job by using Macbeth to show the terrible consequences that can result from an unrestrained ambition and a guilty conscience. That I require a clearness. They also ignore the obvious factors that prohibit Romeo and Juliet from ever being happy together. Through Macbeth, Macbeth is fueled by a secret agenda. He's not afraid of Malcolm because he is a boy born of a woman. Another component Aristotle believed a tragic hero should possess is a tragic flaw. Moreover, Othello and Iago had been to war together.
This can lead one to believe that he is proud of his position and his authority over others. Energized by the news, Lady Macbeth invokes supernatural powers to strip her of feminine softness and thus prepare her for the murder of Duncan. Introduction The Tragic Flaws of Macbeth In The Poetics, Aristotle thoroughly analyzes Greek tragedies and comes to a conclusion that tragic dramas should involve a heroic protagonist with a vulnerable weakness or frailty. We see this in their very first encounter with each other, and throughout their brief, tragic relationship. Macbeth exerts his power as the king to suppress any superstitions he has, without even considering the consequences of his actions. This shows a noble virtue… 2154 Words 9 Pages Karen H. In life, no one knows someone better than their significant other knows them.
He realizes that this all stemmed from one murder he committed. Three witches tell Macbeth that he will become the thane of Cawdor, the thane of glams and will also become the king. Instead of holding his ground on the decision of not killing Duncan, he slowly loses his ground as continues to be attacked. Macduff meets Malcolm in England to prepare an army to march on Scotland. Act 5 Scene 7 Line 30.
But then, they disappear as a messenger is sent to tell Macbeth the King is requesting him, to give him the title deserves for his bravery: Thane of Cawdor. Macduff kills him and decapitates him. His stubbornness cost a lot of people lives including his son. They can become more involved in his true feelings and can see the immense struggle that he is trying to come to terms with. Shakespeare provides the title character with the tragic flaw of inherent trust in others, particularly in Iago. At the end of the play, Malcolm is proclaimed the new king of Scotland. In parallel, when Macbeth is filled with excessive ambition, then ambition ceases to be a positive motivator but becomes a deadly flaw for him.
In doing so, he destroyed that which he loved most. Ambition is an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and willingness to strive for its attainment. Otherwise, an audience will feel no sympathy for them. Forgetting about R … osaline within minutes of meeting Juliet, thoughhe had been depressed for weeks due to his unrequited love. But further evidence of this trait comes in his reaction to the prophecies of the three witches. With that said, all three vices greed, lust, hubris are at work in the play but hubris is the driving force.
First, he kills Duncan, Scotland's king Act 2, Scene 2, lines 1-74. Meanwhile, Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth informing her of the witches' prophesy and its subsequent realization. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Fleance, however, manages to escape. Lady Macbeth corrupts Macbeth because of her desire for ruthlessness and the way in which she manipulates his decisions with her feminine persona. At times, he seems a casualty of inevitable fate.