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The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero There are many factors which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeths degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeths judgment and finally Macbeths long time ambition which drove his desire to be king Macbeths growing character degenerates from a noble man to a violent individual The prophecies which were told by the witches to Macbeth were that he will be Thane of GlamisAct 1 Scene 3 line 48 Thane of CawdorAct 1 Scene 3 Line 49 and king hereafterAct 1 Scene 3 Lines 50 or become the King of Scotland This was one of the factors which contributed to the fact that he posses a quality of a tragic hero a tragic hero gullibility and ambition If it had not been for the witches telling him that he was to be Thane of Cawdor Thane of Glamis and King of Scotland Macbeth would still be his ordinary self As a result of the prophecies this aroused Macbeths curiosity of how he could be King of Scotland As the play progresses Macbeth slowly relies on the witches prophecies Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Beware Macduff Beware the Thane of Fife Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 72-73 Be bloody bold and resolute laugh to scorn The power of man for none of women born Shall harm Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 80-83 Be lion-metted proud and take no care Who chafes who frets or where conspirers are Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunshire hill Shall come against him Act 4 Scene 1 Lines 90-94 Shakespeare uses the witches as a remedy for Macbeths curiosity which corrupts his character Being named Thane of Cawdor after absorbing the three witches prophesies prompted Macbeths
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