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Macbeth-Tyrant Or Tragic Hero Essay

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  • on July 28, 2009
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Macbeth is definitely one of Shakespeare’s best plays, seeing as it manages to get every type of message to you in a way to make you feel. It is’nt a very long play but it is written in a way that it still manages to get the right message to the audience. It all begins with Macbeth who begins the play as the Thane of Glamis and somehow ends up as the king of Scotland. But the way that Macbeth becomes king is’nt a clean and loyal way it is a way which spreads the blood of his loved and as he says, 'blood will have blood.' It was suspected that by the end of the play that Macbeth would have a huge drop in his reputation but Macbeths actions and words create strong feelings in the audience. Therefore I think that Macbeth is more of a   tragic hero, not a tyrant. The description of a tragic hero Is that “the hero must be a man of higher than mortal worth that is exhibited as suffering a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of a mistaken act to which he is lead to by his harmatia or tragic flaw.” Quoted by Aristotle.. it is Macbeth's imagination that also lead to his “demise”. After in the play Macbeth is taken target of mockery and dislike from the other characters in the play for example Lady Macbeth is continuoly questioning his manhood and at the same time the witches are also questioning his “ambition”.This leads to Macbeth taking the decision of killing the king so he can take the kings place on the throne. This highly effects Macbeth’s “sanity” he ends up going carzy in his own thoughts and killing more and more people. This keeps on happening when ever he feels in danger of being caught for murder or even when he is annoyed these tend to make him kill. He even kills Macduff's children. Atlast someone, Macduff, came with a huge army down to Macbeths castle to free Scotland of Macbeth's tyranny. When the witches told Macbeth he could not be harmed by anyone who is woman born he was tranquil but as soon as he was told to fear Macduff because he was...

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