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In all genres of literature different character types might be found Some bring humor or comic relief while others bring both pity and fear to the audience A tragic character is one who gives evidence to the audience concerning his or her tragic flaw that causes a change in fortune from happiness to misery In a tragedy the main character rises to greatness then continues to fall down until reaches his or her downfall Macbeth is a tragic hero in the play Macbeth by Shakespeare The process of this tragedy is slow to let the audience become comfortable with the power and happiness of the main character Then suddenly foreshadowing in climax occurs as the main character heads to his downfall Therefore Macbeth can be considered a tragic hero because of his downfall which is influenced by the witches Lady Macbeth and Macbeths ambition The prophecies which were told by the witches were one of the factors that contributed to the fall of Macbeths character Ross proved the first prophecy when he told Macbeth that Duncan has given the death sentence to the present Thane of Cawdor From this point witches prophecies start to play an important role in Macbeths future Macbeths character starts to deteriorate and his thoughts highlight his character change Macbeth thinks to himself My thought whose murder killing Duncan yet is but fantastical 13 Macbeths mood is also gets influenced by the prophecies There is a direct relationship between prophecies and Macbeths mood Macbeth feels optimistic Lubashevski about his future if the prophecies are good and inspiring The second prophecies told by the witches gave Macbeth an optimistic view on the future Macbeth interpreted them as motivating and inspiring For him his future sounds safe Till Birnam wood remove to DunsinaneI cannot taint with fear Fear not Macbeth no man thats born of womanShall eer have power upon thee Then fly
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