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Macbeth - Tragic Hero?

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....Tragic Hero Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's many tragic plays. Here a few of there names, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello. The main story line of these plays is someone who wants something or someone so bad that they will do anything to have it. The play would run through to the point when everything is going right until t reaches its highest point then everything go seems to go wrong. This play was thought to be written for King James the 1st of England to please him and his Scottish nobles. ...read more.

Middle

Macbeth, who is the thane of Glamis, is one of King Duncan most trusted companions and war captains. When a bleeding captain greets returning from a battle Duncan who tells the news of Macbeths Great War victory. Also the news of the traitor the thane of Cawdor helping the Norwegians in battle and how Macbeth, "Unseamed him from the nave to Th' chops". Then as Macbeth, and his trusted friend Banquo follows. They meet three witches who prophesise that Macbeth is to be thane of Cawdor (which we already know so they could just pass on the news) ...read more.

Conclusion

Yet at first Macbeth is very reluctant to kill the king but lady Macbeth is soon on the trail of finding a way of not getting caught. As Macbeth meets L. Macbeth for the first time after the witches' predictions she does not waste any time to start to persuade Macbeth to commit the murder. Then to ease the pressure to persuade him to perform the deed Macbeth brings news that Duncan will be staying the night at their castle. Even though Duncan is staying at there castle Macbeth is still a little reluctant to perform the murder. So L. Macbeth comes up with a plan that allows him to perform the Murder, yet still not be caught. ...read more.

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