Macbeth a tragic hero

Macbeth a tragic hero

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  • Macbeth By Shakespeare A Tragic Hero
  • The 3 witches tell Macbeth a prophecy which causes him to take matters into his own hands = ambition
  • Hamartia: The flaw that causes the downfall
  • Hubris: Extreme Pride
  • How can I be king someday?
  • Coupled with his ambition his pride temps him and his wife to kill the current king so that he can usurp the throne.
  • Peripeteia: Reversal of fortune
  • After killing the King and numerous others Macbeth and his Queen become suspicious and paranoid.
  • Lady Macbeth, I fear our murderous deeds.
  • Anagnorisis: When the hero makes a critical discovery
  • Macbeth later finds out that the former Kings son is planning a rebellion against him.
  • Nemesis: Fate that cannot be reversed Catharsis: The audience is left with fear or pity for the hero.
  • The battle is won! ALL HAIL KING MALCOLM! They tyrant and his fiend wife are dead.
  • In the end the witches final prophecy comes true and Macbeth his killed. The audience is left with the feeling of remorse.
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