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A tragic hero is a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedythat is destined for downfall suffering or defeat The play Macbethwritten by Shakespeare has a great example of a tragic hero In thebeginning of Act V of Macbeth Ross delivers the news to Siward thatHe only livd but till he was a man V96 Ross is telling Siwardthat Macbeth has killed his son Young Siward This shows one of themany people Macbeth kills to get to the throne Macbeth even ambitiouslykills his king Duncan Shakespeare also influences Macbeth to be akilling machine by adding apparitions in the play Like many tragicstories the tragic hero Macbeth dies However in this play Macbethdoes not only die but he loses many other valuables Therefore themost tragic of the three protagonists studied is Macbeth because he isfooled by many people his wife dies and he dies very brutallyTo start off Macbeth is more tragic than the other protagonists studiedbecause he is forced to kill Duncan he is fooled by the witchsapparitions and his nation hates him It is normal for the protagonistto be fooled but not more than once Firstly at the end of Act I LadyMacbeth tells Macbeth I would while it was smiling in my face Havepluckd my nipple from his boneless gums and dashd the brains outI756-58 Lady Macbeth threatens to kill her baby if Macbeth does notkill the king This shows how Lady Macbeth forces Macbeth into killingthe king so they could get to the throne but they later on die becauseof this act Also Macbeth is fooled by the three witchs apparitionsThe witchs apparitions fool Macbeth during Act IV when they say Thepower of man for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth IVI79-80This quote fools Macbeth to believe that no human can harm him This isanother quote that shows how easily Macbeth can be fooled Lastly atthe end of the play all of Scotland and England basically hated himbecause he killed
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