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Macbeth Was Murdered by His Flaws Macbeths lack of will power and his great ambitions led him down the road of a tragic figure At first Macbeth and nobility were synonymous terms This was shown when Duncan spoke of Macbeth to the captain Words one heard of Macbeth floated into one ear and out the other and left a stamp of grandeur associated with his name Macbeths reputation soon earned him the position of Thane of Cawdor This carried Macbeth to the top of his mountain that he was soon destined to plummet from after ambition and greed pushed him off the peak Macbeth was never neither wholly depraved nor virtuous At times of integrity a twinkle of malice could be seen within his left eye At times of evil a twinkle of reason and remorse could be seen within his right eye This is a characteristic of a tragic figure as classified by Socrates in that a protagonist is neither good nor evil However as the story progressed the twinkle of malice soon evolved to a blinding light of hatred Although Macbeth could not see himself sending Duncan to his grave Macbeths wife could Lady Macbeth was able to persuade Macbeth who lacked will power but possessed extreme ambition to kill Duncan as she controlled her husband like a puppet on a string Although Macbeth felt guilt stab him in the heart with a dagger Macbeths unquenchable thirst to be king was too strong Another quality of a tragic figure manifests itself in this A tragic figure always has a fatal flaw that will send him down a cataclysmic road One of Macbeths flaws was his lack of will power displayed when Lady Macbeth was able to convince him to kill Duncan Macbeths final flaw and possibly his largest mistake made him look upon himself as an invincible god Upon listening to the divination of the
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