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Shakespeare introduces every tragic hero with a tragic flaw Macbeth presents many flaws but above all he gives the audience a glance of his most significant flaw cowardice He portrays this trait in many ways but highly through the obscure actions influenced by none other than his wife Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth thinks of her husband as an individual too full o th milk of human kindness Iv4 To oppose this trait she claims Macbeth is a coward and not man enough to kill Duncan Macbeth does not wish to be a coward under any circumstances therefore he agrees to kill Duncan Cowardice is the primary motive that brings Macbeth to the three weird sisters He goes to see them to confess his fears and to seek aid to become a more powerful king They show him his future to which he believes everything will turn out for him in the end as he is told no man born from a woman will kill him But yet Ill make assurance double sure And take a bond of fate Thou shalt not live IVi82 Macbeth wants Macduff killed because it will make him feel secure He only proceeds to do the future acts due to the fact that the witches have told him he will be safe from any man born of women Running away from problems seems to occur frequently for the characters from Shakespeares Macbeth Starting with Malcolm and Donalbain Malcolm tells Donalbain he to EnglandIIiv72 and Donalbain decides To Ireland he their separate fortune shall keep them both the saferIIiv73 Instead of fighting for their country and for the throne that is rightfully Malcolms they both run away as they are not willing to be murdered Though Malcolm and Donalbain are not the only two who flee Scotland but a close behind Fleance is soon observed leaving the country During the murder of his father Fleance races out of the
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