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meagan d #58186
Apr 23, 2008 5:49 PM

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Tragic Hero?

Who do you think the tragic hero is of Macbeth and why?
Im stuck on deciding on whether it is Macbeth or Lady Macbeth just starting to write and academic comparitive essay :|

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sunil s #58524
Apr 28, 2008 5:13 PM

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I think it is lady macbeth making macbeth do the killing.. and she is the one planninng the murder... and all the things made for that..
She is the one who says.. that after killing the king.. they can blame the drunken bodyguards.

All that macbeth does is to doing the deed

marzieh j #179555
Apr 14, 2011 2:25 PM

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Tragic hero is a noble character who has tragic flaw: hamartia or error of judgment.
accordingly Macbeth who is a noble person, but tragiclly follows his own wife's temtations is the tragic hero.

Apr 15, 2011 12:57 AM

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A Tragic Hero has tragic flaws that bring about the demise of not only themselves but many of the major characters. Shakespeare was pretty titles were pretty self evident as to whom his tragic heroes were (Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet....) Macbeth is no different. Macbeth's lust for power, low self-esteem, naïveté and general obsessive disposition all contributed to his grand title of tragic hero.

jack m #179889
Apr 17, 2011 2:12 AM

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according to Aristotalian definition of tagic hero and being involved with a tragic flaw,so Macbeth is the only tragic hero.And all of his misfortunes are defined in tragic flaw that are inevitable for a tragic her.and here all is caused by lady macbeth

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