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Character Flaws in Macbeth

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Character Flaws in Macbeth Everyone has at least one flaw. Some are more serious than others. For example some people are addicted to gambling, while others can't remember to put their sweet wrappers in the bin. After a while some people's flaws come back to haunt them. The tragedy Macbeth is no exception to this. A tragedy is a person whose suffering reveals essential truths about humanity. It is a person whose greatness of character and talent are wasted through circumstance; the person's personality has to have a tragic flaw. The person has to find some degree of release and resignation when facing death. In the act many of the characters die. The reason for this is that they all have a flaw, which eventually leads to her death. Not all the characters deserved to die. Some characters only had only got minor flaws, which should have not lead to their deaths. At the beginning the thane of Cawdor is killed by Macbeth for bringing a revolution against England. ...read more.

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Just because he trusted in a corrupt man he shouldn't have had to die. Macbeth's former best friend, Banquo, was also killed by Macbeth. His flaw, which leads to his death, was that he knew too much about Duncan's death. But that was not his only flaw; his other flaw was that he did not tell anyone about what he knew. Banquo died because his reactions were not quick in telling people the news. Banquo knew that if he told anyone that no one would believe him, and he would be executed for being a traitor to his king, and spreading rumors. Lady Macbeth was the only reason Macbeth killed Duncan. Although she helps Macbeth get the courage to kill Duncan, she is not willing to do it herself. She uses the excuse that Duncan looks too much as her father, and she also says that he is not manly enough to do it, and that she can't do it because she is a woman. ...read more.

Conclusion

Macbeth deserved his fate more than anyone in the play. He did many wrong things in the play. He first killed Duncan and then Banquo. After that Macbeth killed Mac duff's family. Macbeth did not feel any remorse for what he did, until he was faced with death. I think that if Macbeth had just waited for his time he would have become an honorable king, and would have had a chance to enjoy it. Every character in Macbeth had one fatal flaw. The 1st thane of Cawdor was a traitor. Duncan did not use the knowledge he had against Macbeth. Lady Macbeth helped plot Duncan's murder. And Macbeth destroyed the natural order and harmony of nature, plus he felt no remorse for his actions until he was faced with death. But not all the characters in Macbeth deserved to die because of their flaws. Duncan should not have been killed for trusting somebody. Banquo would have said something, but was waiting for the right time, and to get some physical evidence. But if Macbeth had not been so ambitious in the first place, none of the problems that occurred would have happened. ...read more.

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