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The most recent meaning of the word Tragic Hero as defined by Microsoft Works dictionary is A hero of noble stature whose fortunes are reversed as a result of weakness Many characters in the play were affected by tragedy for a number of reasons but without argue Macbeth and his reverse of fortunes are due to his own actions and the rest of the cast were merely victims of this Macbeths actions lead to his very nemises From the beginning of the play this tragedy of his was manifested through forces beyond human the supernatural if you will These forces were that of the witches The next factor in determining his fate was his own decisions and actions Lady Macbeth is the second reason for Macbeths tragedy without her support in aiding his decision Macbeth would have never had the strength to lie scheme and destroy to such extremes The last and most devastating to Macbeth was his cripled conscious which made him act out of selfeshness and lust The sequence of these factors were most defenitely provoked by the evilness and twisted nature of the witches for if it werent for their influence then Macbeth would have never turned his desires into reality At the very beginning of the play Macbeth is nothing but a general fighting for his country His fellow fighters admire Macbeth for in their eyes and even in the eyes of the highest of authority his nobility and couragousness is looked up to His success for his acheivement is rewarded and his confidence is made stronger because of this But this is only the beginning and soon these good fortunes will come to a tragic end The audience is then introduced to a group of witches Three witches who appear as wicked and repulsive They seem to signify all that is wrong and corrupt Macbeths over-confident attitude is the first characteristic the witches detect and they take
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