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Macbeth was a true Shakespearean tragic hero He had many noble qualities as well as several tragic flaws He was a courageous brave and good nobleman who was haunted by superstition moral cowardice and an overwhelming ambition Progressively through the play his flaws started consuming his qualities until they are that can be seen of him Macbeth was a courageous and strong nobleman He and Banquo were leaders of King Duncans army His personal powers and strength as a general won him the battle as described by the captain I2 But alls too weak For brave Macbeth -- well he deserved that name -- Disdaining fortune with his brandished steel Which smoked with bloody execution Like valors minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave Macbeth was even undiscouraged when he was attacked by the King of Norway assisted by that most disloyal traitor the thane of Cawdor Lady Macbeth convinced her husband to murder Duncan by putting his manhood and courage at stake I7 When you durst do it then you were a man And to be more than what you were you would be so much more the man As Macbeth started degrading he lost some bravery IV 1 That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies In his fight with Macduff some of his old courage and strength returned Macbeth could be brave when it came to action but when he started thinking he would hesitate and would have to be urged into action by his wife or by the sense of security that he obtained from the prophecies of the supernatural He changed his mind five times before murdering Duncan The witches prophecy that he would be king made him decide to leave it to chance but Duncans announcement that Malcolm was to be his heir made Macbeth realize that he would have to take a course of action for the
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