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Downfall of a Hero - Macbeth

            In life even a hero can lead his life into a downfall. A tragic hero must experience both a tragic and heroic life. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the titular of the play is a great example of a tragic hero. Firstly, Macbeth is already of high status from the beginning of the play, and is brave in battle to win the war for Scotland; surely this makes him a hero. Next Macbeth's tragic flaw is his, that is a desire for power and to be king. These flaws play an important role in the outcome of his life. Finally Macbeth's obsession with the prophecies, and the murders he commits mainly leads to his downfall or periopetria. Although, a hero usually lives a triumphant life their personality can lead to their downfall and death. .
             Too start off with Macbeth's bravery and courage won the day for Scotland in defeating Norway and Macdonowald. First, brave and loyal Macbeth storms through the battle with Banquo defeating Sweno, in an insane fight for which his, "brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution." Macbeth fought so courageously that the battle " memorized another Golgotha." In this case Macbeth is definitely a hero. Second, in the beginning of Act 1 scene 2 Duncan is in Awe of how valiant and noble of a soldier Macbeth is. " O valiant cousin! Worthy gentlemen." Even though Macbeth is Duncan's cousin he is till filed with absolute joy about Macbeths accomplishment. Third, the king promotes Macbeth to thane of Cawdor. " And with this former title greet Macbeth." As Duncan takes this title away from the traitor and awards it to Macbeth, he becomes even more suspicious with the prophecies. As brave Macbeth shows his valiance and loyalty towards Scotland, Duncan awards him Thane of Cawdor, just as the prophecies said.
             Generally, every tragic hero has a tragic flaw. In Macbeth's situation his tragic flaw is his unchecked ambition, and his desire to become the King of Scotland.

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