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A Tragic Hero in one of Shakespears plays are noble men who have a great flaw and because of that flaw goes threw a downfall but in the end they learn a lesson. In the play of Macbeth, Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is a nobleman with many flaws. One of his most prominent flaws is his over ambition and that he was easy to manipulate. Macbeth was willing to do anything he could in order to be king. Even if it meant killing those who were next in line and even witnesses.

Macbeth is known as a brave and respectable man. Throughout the beginning of the play he is called, Thane of Glamis, Worthy Gentleman, and Valient Cousin. These names show that he is a respected man. His downfall begins with his unsettling desire to become king. His desire is then fed with the predictions from the three witches that he will someday become king. His wife then Manipulates him. She basically strips him of his manhood and tells him that she is more of a man than he is. Not only does she help plan the murder but she also offers to murder the king herself. This in itself challenges his masculinity and there again fuels his desire to prove himself king.

Macbeth then goes to the withches again to ensure his place as the king. The Witchs tell him to beware of Macduff. They also tell him that no man born of a woman will be able to defeat him. Macbeth believes himself to be invincible and goes on killing in order to become the king. Macbeths fatal mistake was killing Macduffs family. Part of the witches predictions were true, Macbeth would not be killed by a man born of a woman. Macbeth was murdered by Macduff who was born by a Caesarean section. Macbeth believing that he was invincible was another factor that led to his downfall.

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