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Adam Harrell English IV January 13 1999 Macbeth Conscious Villain to Unrepentant Tyrant Thesis To trace the degradation of Macbeth from a hero to a conscious villain to an unrepentant tyrant I Macbeth as a Hero A Admired warrior B Duncans Admiration IIMacbeth as a Conscious Villain A First tidings of villainy B Murder of Duncan C Guilt-Ridden Soliquoy III Macbeth as a non-repentant Tyrant A Murder of Macduffs family B Selfish thoughts of sleep C Feelings of Invincibility Macbeth like most tragedies tells the fall of the protagonist from grace Macbeth originally a hero degrades into a conscious villain who feels guilt and then into an unmerciful non-repentant tyrant A man once heralded as a hero becomes the bane of the land and his people At the start of Macbeth we are introduced to him and it is implied that he is a great warrior and a great man He is the hero of the recent battle and is the subject of rewards from King Duncan In fact one critic describes him as A great warrior somewhat masterful rough and abrupt a man to inspire some fear and much admiration There was in fact much good in him certainly he was far from devoid of humanity and pityBradley Macbeth This paints the picture of an admired somewhat inpersonable hero who was admired for his bravery and courage In fact even Duncan his later victim admired him Duncan gives him another kingdom and appoints him the Thane of Cawdor The captain says of Macbeth to Duncan that For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name -- Disdaining fortune with
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