In the play we see Macbeth first and last as a fighting solider in between we follow closely his thoughts and actions. What is your final impression of Macbeth? Is he a tragic hero or a villain?.
Macbeth is a tragic hero. His greatness led to his obsession and then to his death. The play illustrates his rise and fall through a tragic story of a man that fights himself. At the beginning, I see a man with conscience and a mind. But after the turn of events he becomes weak. Although he takes actions that led to his downfall I believe that he is not totally responsible for what happens. Macbeth is extremely passionate about becoming king but in the first act, his motivation comes from his wife. Macbeth begins the play with no power but has a little control; hence Lady Macbeth had all the power and most of the control. And it was Lady Macbeth's control over her husband that led him to destruction and murder. .
It was Lady Macbeth that comes up with the plane to kill Duncan because she knew that Macbeth wouldn't do it because of his nature." Is to full o the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way" (Act one, scene 5, line 15 onwards). She also lowered his self esteem so that he would do as she requested she says such things as "when you durst do it, then you were a man" (Act one, scene 7, line 45 onwards). And Expecting Macbeth to follow her orders, but when he becomes indecisive about killing the king she labels him a coward when she says," Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou art in desire" (Act one, scene 7, line 35 onwards).
At the beginning the three witches prophecies his destiny .When they meet with Macbeth, they greet him first as the Thane of Glamis, then as the Thane of Cawdor and then as King. The moment Macbeth hears this; he is confused but curious why these witches had called him King. Macbeth's goal was not to be king he would have remained being the Thane of Cawdor and continued to be loyal.