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MacBeth - Tragic Hero- The character of Macbeth is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero There are many factors which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth of which three will be discussed The three points which contribute greatly to Macbeths degeneration are the prophecy which was told to him by the witches how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeths judgment and finally Macbeths long time ambition which drove his desire to be king Macbeths growing character degenerates from a noble man to violent individual The prophecies which were told by the witches were one of the factors which contributed to the degeneration of his character If it had not been for the witches telling him that he was to be Thane of Cawdor Thane of Glamis and King of Scotland Macbeth would still be his ordinary self As a result of the prophecies this aroused Macbeths curiosity of how he could be King of Scotland As the play progresses Macbeth slowly relies on the witches prophecies Shakespeare uses the witches as a remedy for Macbeths curiosity which corrupts his character The influence of Macbeths wife Lady Macbeth also contributed to his degeneration of character Lady Macbeths character in the beginning reveals that she is a lovable person When Lady Macbeth was ready to kill King Duncan herself it showed that Lady Macbeth could not murder King Duncan because he reminded her of her father This proves that Lady Macbeth has a heart deep inside her Lady Macbeth plays an important role in this play because she provided a scheme which caused Macbeth to assassinate King Duncan After Macbeth had killed King Duncan he later regrets on his wrong doing At the point of this play the audience can note the
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