How Macbeth Character Changes

Topics: Macbeth / Pages: 4 (902 words) / Published: Mar 21st, 2017
Macbeth is a tragic hero in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth due to his tragic flaw and the events leading to his death. Macbeth evolves as a character due to his tragic flaw of unchecked ambition. Macbeth’s ambition changes drastically throughout the events leading to his demise. The prophecies of the Weird Sisters are interpreted differently by Macbeth and the Weird Sisters. A series of uncontrollable events affect Macbeth and his future kingship. Macbeth’s lineage is threatened by Banquo and his sons after the Weird Sisters warned Macbeth he would not pass down the thrown. Along with the prophecies of the Weird Sisters, an outcry of rebellion is born against Macbeth. Macbeth’s death solidifies him as a tragic hero due to the events surrounding …show more content…
With Macbeth’s lineage on the line, he makes decisions to try and kill those who could take the throne from him. The deaths make no effect on the future as Macbeth will never have an offspring to pass the throne to. As the Weird Sister’s prophecies were shown to be less literal than Macbeth had believed, the rebels got closer to Macbeth. Lady Macbeth could no longer sleep due to her depression and self-hatred for her place the murders of those she cared for. Lady Macbeth became so regretful and agony filled that she killed herself. Macbeth was unconcerned and even somewhat relieved after learning of the death of his wife (V.V.19). After the castle was attacked by the rebels, Macbeth killed Young Siward and declared that he was still invincible and could not be harmed. Macduff then encounters Macbeth and Macbeth tells Macduff that he is not worried of him, for he can be harmed by no man born of a woman. Macduff then explains that he was born like a Cesarean and not of a woman. The two then fight and Macbeth is beheaded by Macduff, thus returning the throne to Malcolm (Ramsey …show more content…
Macbeth’s unchecked ambition leads him to take fate in his own hands and bring upon his own demise. The prophecies of the Weird Sister gave Macbeth a very narcissistic view and

twisted Macbeth’s sense of power. Uncontrollable events caused the downfall of Macbeth after his unchecked ambition caused him to be too power hungry. William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth shows the demise of the tragic hero Macbeth after his unchecked ambition leads him to ultimate

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