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Macbeth as a Tragic Hero There are a couple of personality traits that make up a tragic hero The most important of these is a tragic flaw The hero also has to be an upstanding person who fails in his endeavors Readers will also sympathize with the character and feel bad for his situation William Shakespeare creates a tragic hero in almost all of his works In Macbeth Shakespeare successfully creates a tragic hero Readers can easily sympathize with Macbeth In Blooms article he says that we are unable to resist identifying ourselves with Macbeth 517 Macbeths dilemmas in the play are not that uncommon to us in real life Rarely does these events have the same consequences as they did to Macbeth we can still recognize them People have friends that they really cant stand up to like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth You can also look at that as peer pressure It is very easy for readers to understand what Macbeth is going through and it can be easy to become attached to him Macbeth was a highly regarded noble of his time Brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-Disdaining fortune with his brandished steel the Sergeant says of Macbeth I II 150 This shows how that the leaders of the army thought that Macbeth was very brave They trusted him to lead them into any war The sergeant said Macbeth carved out his passage till he faced the slave I II 150 This shows how determined Macbeth is He fought and fought until he faced the enemy general himself Macbeth has true valor and courage This courage and determination shows how great a character Macbeth is Macbeths tragic flaw is his ambition In the end his ambition gets him killed His ambition if left alone would not be unhealthy for him His ambition was fueled from two sources The witches made him want to be king of Scotland and Lady Macbeth pushed him to
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