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Macbeth: Tragic Hero?

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Introduction

MACBETH: TRAGIC HERO Shakespeare has written many tragic plays such as Hamlet Romeo & Juliet plus many more. The basics of a tragedy are about a male or female wanting something and willing to do anything for it but when everything seems to be going right. ...read more.

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The play was based on a true story about a man who would do anything for what he wanted to achieve. This play was also written for a sign of appreciation towards King James. That is why the play is based in Scotland and upon a Scottish hero. ...read more.

Conclusion

Banquo is hailed as father of kings to come. With that final word the witches vanish into the mist. Both men appear to laugh off nervously the witches' prophecies until Duncan informs Macbeth that he is to assume the role of the Thane of Cawdor due to the previous thane of Cawdors execution, "And his former title go greet Macbeth" ...read more.

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