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MacBeth - Tragic Hero In the tradegy Macbeth written by William Shakespeare Macbeth is seen as a tragic hero who has everything and loses it all In the end the reader does not totally dispise him Macbeths downfall is shown through his soliloques of which three will be discussed Macbeths changing character degenerates from a noble man to violent individual In act1 scene 7 Macbeth goes through ethical changes In his soliloque in this scene he has second thoughts wondering what Duncan has done to him to deserve his death I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent but only vaulting ambition which oer-leaps itself and falls on the otherIvii25-28 At the time Macbeth is still sane and decides that he doesnt want to go through with the killing of the King Besides this Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek hath been so clear in his great officeIvii16-18 If the witches didnt tell 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 these prophecies this got Macbeth thinking of how he could be King of Scotland As the play moves on Macbeth slowly changes his character more and more The witches are used to provoke Macbeths curiosity which corrupts his character throughout the play After Macbeth had killed King Duncan and became King he didnt want to lose his thrown At this point of the play the audience can note the change in Macbeths character Macbeths first murder was a trying experience for him however after the first murder killing seemed to be the only solution to maintain his reign of the people of Scotland Banquo was the first target for Macbeth because he fears that Banquo know about the killing Duncan He chid the sisters when first
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