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Macbeth (Elements of a tragic hero)

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Warr small square 2nd Jun, 1111 Macbeth The War Hero! -Quotation "But all's too weak, For brave Macbeth- well he deserves that name- Dsdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smok'd with bloody execution, like Valour's minion carv'd out his passage till he fac'd the slave, Which ne'er shook his hands, nor bade farewell to him, till he unseam'd him from the nave to th'chaps" and fix'd his head upon our battlements."
Warr small square 2nd Jun, 1111 Macbeth the war hero - Explanation In this quotation, the Captain speaks highly of Macbeth. He is shown as a decorated hero of war and he also has the respect of the people. This shows the side of Macbeth that the people knew before his downfall occured.
Pity small square 7th Jun, 1111 Macbeth's Flaw Of Ambition - Quotation " have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself And falls on th'other-" (I. vii, 25-28).
Wifey small square 7th Jun, 1111 Pity for Macbeth - Quotation "What beast was't then That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man. And to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man." (I, vii, 47-51).
Macbeth%20atttckiqwef;d small square 7th Jun, 1111 Macbeth sees consequences of action - Quotation "If th'assassination Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease, success". (I, vii, 2-4). ..... "So clear is his great office, that his virtures Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongu'd against the deep damnation of his taking off." (I, vii,18-20).
Macbeth%20atttckiqwef;d small square 7th Jun, 1111 Macbeth sees consequences action - Explanation Macbeth acknowledges that his action of killing the king is wrong and will come with consequences. This quotation tells us how Macbeth understands how the action is so wrong that even the heaven will cry out for the death of this king who has done no wrong.
Wifey small square 7th Jun, 1111 Pity for Macbeth - Explanation The audience or reader of the play feels pity for Macbeth when his wife, lady Macbeth convinces him to do the wrong thing by killing King Duncan just after he had decided not to go through with it.
Pity small square 7th Jun, 1111 Macbeth's Flaw of Ambition - Explanation Macbeth explains his own flaw in this quotation in which he speaks alone. His flaw of ambition is his tragic flaw. This causes him to do things to get higher in life such as killing his own king. In this scene he is only thinking about killing the king but has not actually done the action yet. Macbeth uses the metaphor of a horse that tries to jump too high and falls onto the other side of a fence to explain how his excessive ambition will only harm him in the end.
Macky%20with%20crown small square Macbeth acts on his flaws "Still it cried , 'sleep no more' to all the house; 'Glamis hath murder'd sleep', and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more." (II, ii).
Macky%20with%20crown small square Macbeth acts of his flaws - Explanation Just after Macbeth acts on his flaw of ambition and kills his king, he already begins to feel the concequences and guilt of his actions. Here he is mentally unstable and feels horrible for killing the king.
Deauiawdghj small square Death of Macbeth - Quotation "Of this dead butcher a his fiend-like queen, Who, as 'tis thought, by self and vilent hands Took off her life, -this and what needful else That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace We will perform in measure, time, and place. So, thanks to all at once and to each one, Whom we invite to see us crown'd at Scone."
Deauiawdghj small square Death of Macbeth - Explanation This quoation is spoken by Malcom, and is the final line in the play. Malcom speaks of order being restored in Scotland with the death of our tragic hero, Macbeth. He speaks of order being restored in the correct order, at the right time and in the proper place when Malcom says, "We will perform in measure, time and place". This order is being restored because Macbeth is dead and no longer in power.