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A Great Tragedy By Sarah Like so many of Shakespeares plays Macbeth is also a tragedy There are many events in the play which prove this They are the murders of many innocent people Three such murders are the murder of the king Duncan and the murder of Banquo which was ordered by Macbeth and the murder Macduffs wife and son These events are what make Shakespeares Macbeth a great tragedy Macbeth is a tragic hero whose tragic flaw excessive ambition leads to his decline and destruction The murder of Duncan the king of Scotland was one of the main events of this tragedy Every one his subjects his generals the noblemen of Scotland and all others liked Duncan However for the greed of power the General of his own army Macbeth murdered Duncan When the news of Duncans death spread across Scotland people were terrified Duncan was an innocent person He had no fault Macbeths reason for murdering Duncan was to be his successor He wanted to be king badly this is what drove him into coming up with the plan of killing Duncan This murder pleased Macbeth and his wife However the murder of the innocent of the Duncan does not please the people of Scotland or Banquo Duncans other military general Banquo suspects Macbeth of killing his king Duncan Macbeth was driven to the craze of power when the three witches told him that he would be king after Duncan had passed away Macbeth was not patient enough to wait for Duncan to die of natural causes and so he killed him An innocent person killed for the greed of power The second event which caused this play to become a tragedy is the death of Banquo The witches also told Macbeth that Banquos
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