After reading the play Macbeth it's clear that Macbeth is a tragic hero, a person of high rank who is brought to eventual ruin by a flaw in his character. Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ambition, which leads him to a series of bloody and increasingly open acts. The most obvious flaw, and maybe the most tragic in Macbeth's character, is his lack of patients and restraint. These weaknesses haunted Macbeth, causing him to let his overvaulting ambition rush fate, and hurry his doom. Macbeth could not wait for an appointment to a position of more power. Instead, he murdered the king to take his place. Deciding not to wait to see if Banquo would be loyal to him, Macbeth had his friend murdered. His impatience led Macbeth to listen to his wife, the witches, and his darker side. He again informed people what a good man was not. In the end, Macbeth did get back a bit of his past difference when he faced his opponents like a real warrior. Macbeth's last words are those of a good man who faces his own problems. To Macduff he shouts his last words, Before my body I throw my war like shield. Lay on, Macduff,And damn'd be him that first cries, `Hold, enough! Like a bear, Macbeth regains his seat of honor, and becomes in his last breath, a good man. To proceed further, MacBeth's superstitious and good imagination is also a primary contributor to his downfall. MacBeth's belief in the weird sisters and their predictions is probably the greatest flaw that leads to his death. It is his choice to take the witches' words as having any substance. MacBeth can assume that the prophecies becoming reality is merely coincidental, but his superstition and curiosity in the Weird Sisters is the reason for all his actions after his first visit with the hideous hags. .
Upon hearing that the king has pronounced him Thane of Cawdor, MacBeth immediately finds that the witches were correct in their prediction. This makes MacBeth wonder about the next, and he ends up acting on his free will to make it come true.