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Macbeth vs Hamlet Thesis Shakespeare used the same definition of tragedy when he wrote Macbeth and when he wrote Hamlet Shakespearean tragedies use supernatural incidents to intrigue the readers interest and his plays consist of a hero that has a tragic flaw sometimes the want for the supernatural which causes him to make a fatal mistake I Introduction II Spirits III Comparison IV Conclusion Shakespeare always used the same elements of tragedy when he wrote his tragedies These tragedies can be compared easily especially Macbet and Hamlet Shakespearean tragedies use supernatural incidents to intrigue the readers interest and they consist of a hero that has a tragic flaw sometimes the desire for the supernatural which causes him to make a fatal mistake Shakespeare followed this pattern in all of his tragedies therefore the similarities between Macbeth and Hamlet can easily be defined and discussed Shakespeare immediately started Macbeth with a supernatural scene The three witches set the somber and evil tone of the plot In Hamlet Shakespeare also presented a supernatural occurrence close to the opening The ghost of Hamlets father presented itself to Hamlet with a chilling story In both situations the tragic hero was not sure whether the spirits were good or evil The presentation of the supernatural began to lead to the final downfall of each of the characters In Macbeth the three witches caused him to think and do evil deeds If he had never met the witches he would not have been tempted to murder the king therefore he would not have placed himself in the position that he felt he needed to kill everyone who crossed his path If he hadnt been so treacherous Macduff would not have called for war and he would not have murdered him In Hamlet if he had not seen the ghost of his father he would not have known that the reigning king had
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